Job Description

  • Job Reference:P46809CH_1708610560

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Educations

  • Contact Name: Caitlin Harris

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: Trust Accountant

  • Job Salary: £55,000 - £60,000 Per Annum

Posted On: 22nd February 2024

About the Role:

We are actively seeking a Trust Accountant to forefront internal financial reporting for our client’s headquarters. This role demands precision, timeliness, and completeness in financial data management. While prior experience in the academy sector is beneficial, we welcome individuals transitioning from practice who are eager to contribute to our client’s organization’s growth during this transformative phase.


* Compile monthly management accounts for head office departments
* Monitor and manage head office budgets to ensure adherence and prevent overspending
* Offer financial counsel to budget holders for funding bids and business cases
* Oversee Head Office accounting, conducting thorough month-end reviews
* Engage regularly with budget holders to facilitate budget management and stay abreast of ongoing activities
* Prepare year-end papers and supporting schedules for head office activities
* Collaborate with the Internal Audit team and External auditors
* Assist in ESFA/DFR submissions and audits
* Reconcile and scrutinize monthly inter-academy recharges
* Support the Financial Controller in treasury management, cash flow, funding, and capital expenditure
* Monitor the receipt and allocation of donations across the Federation
* Review monthly journals, including prepayments, deferred income, and academy recharges
* Identify and evaluate opportunities for optimising value for money
* Undertake miscellaneous tasks as delegated by the DFOD and FC


* Experience using Oracle
* Demonstrated proficiency in creating monthly budgets and providing insightful commentary on management account variances
* Strong financial acumen with expertise in budgeting, planning, and stakeholder management
* Competence in preparing month-end journals and departmental recharges
* Familiarity with year-end preparations for statutory account audits
* Proficient in Excel and experienced in utilizing various software packages for report generation

What’s in it for you?

* Annual performance / loyalty bonus
* Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
* 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, rising to 26 days after 2 years of service
* Christmas Eve off
* Lifestyle friendly working arrangements and policies
* Wellbeing Cash Plan including cover for routine and specialist healthcare, and access to a virtual GP service
* Employee Assistance Programme for free and confidential advice

Join us in this pivotal role and be an integral part of our organization’s journey towards excellence. Apply now to join our dedicated finance team!



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