Accounting Technician

Start date:                 As soon as possible

Salary:                         H SCP 15 – 17 £24,313 to £26,317 (actual pro rata salary £16,427)

Hours of work:          25 hours per week (flexible approach to term time working)

Location:                     Salisbury Plain Academies Central Office, Durrington, Wiltshire.  

Contract Term:           Permanent

We are seeking an Accounting Technician who is highly motivated, efficient and enthusiastic to work within the Central Finance Team to provide financial support to the schools within our Multi Academy Trust. The main purpose of the role will be to be responsible for the accounting processes and also to be the administrator for our Finance system. You will be accountable to the Director of Business and Finance and work closely with the Finance Officers in the Schools. 

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Central Services team, meeting new challenges and driving forward improvements.

You will need to have:

  • 4 GCSEs Grade C or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English

  • Possess AAT Level 4 (or studying toward) with the desire to obtain further skills and training

  • Previous experience of working within a finance team

  • Previous experience of working in a financial capacity within an educational environment would be advantageous

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role essential

You will also need to:

  • Be friendly with good interpersonal skills

  • Have a positive, professional attitude and an excellent telephone manner

  • Have good organisational skills

  • Be able to prioritise work to meet deadlines

  • Have the ability to work on your own initiative

  • Be passionate about the continual improvement and development of internal financial procedures

For an informal discussion contact our Director of Business and Finance, Ben Lane on 01980 652467.

 How to apply for this post

Please complete the application form and the recruitment monitoring form that accompany this vacancy.

Accounting Technician Job Description

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Write a personal statement to accompany your application form, outlining why you should be considered for this post, addressing the responsibilities of the post outlined in the job description and person specification. Please do not exceed 3 sides of A4.

Our preferred method of application submission is via email recruitment@salisburyplainacademies.org.uk Please upload your application form and personal statement ensuring that the file name contains your forename and surname.

Please note that you should receive confirmation of your application within 3 working days.

We look forward to receiving your application should you be interested in applying for this post. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

Closing date for applications:  Friday 21st June 2019 (12 noon)

Date of interview:  To be confirmed

Salisbury Plain Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.