Finance Contracts Officer

The Education People

Ref: 1543

Posted: 22/03/2023 Start Date: TBA

Interview Date: 11th & 12th May 2023

Pay: £26,326 - £31,522 pro rata

Close Date: 29/04/2023 at 12:00

Job Description

Section: Schools Financial Services

Location: Maidstone


Responsible to: Service Delivery Manager

Purpose of the Job:

To provide a range of flexible traded finance support services for schools, academies and Multi Academy Trusts (MAT’s) countywide which support and ensure sound financial planning, financial integrity and budgetary control.

To provide advice, support and guidance to all customers.

To support the requirements of the marketing strategy.

Main duties and responsibilities:

1. Deliver and support contracts as defined in the relevant contract specification documentation and agreed with schools, academies and MAT’s. This will include providing support and sound financial management advice to schools on budget preparation, monthly monitoring and closure of accounts.

2. Liaise with the Senior Contracts Officers regarding all financial issues in schools and academies, identifying and informing the senior management of the school/academy and the Senior Contracts Officer of any concerns and relevant budgetary issues.

3. Provide support and guidance to schools and academies on their chosen financial and management accounting package ensuring the production of both statutory and ad hoc financial returns as well as their timely submittal.

4. Provide advice, support and guidance to contracted schools and academies in relevant financial matters, including regular duties on the Helpdesk.

5. Support the delivery of all business requirements of Schools Financial Services.


Financial qualification or ability to do the job


Experience of working within a finance environment

Skills and Abilities

Ability to work on own and as part of a team
Good customer relationship skills
Good IT skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good organisational skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Research, analytical and interpretive skills
Fluent in English


A good understanding of national and local policies, financial controls and procedures.
Knowledge of school finance systems

Company Values and Expectations

The Education People we are guided by our shared values:

Moral Purpose: We are driven by our shared moral purpose to do all that we can, both directly and indirectly, to improve educational outcomes and life chances.
People First: We are committed to always putting people first: our staff, clients and partners, and above all, the people we serve.
Stronger Together: We believe in the power of partnership and collaboration, understanding that the very best outcomes are delivered only when we embrace challenge and work together – with each other, our clients and partners.
Excellence: We strive to excel in the delivery of high-quality services that produce lasting outcomes: balancing pace, precision, practicality and cost.
Spirit of Innovation: We have a restless curiosity; we embrace every opportunity to learn, to challenge the status quo, and to seek to set new standards for outcomes and delivery.
Integrity: We expect the highest standards of professionalism and integrity of ourselves and others, acting at all times within the ethical framework of our values.

Contact Information

Telephone: 03301 651001



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