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  • Salary range £49,602- £62,178 Grade 8
  • Full time 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year


Are you looking for the opportunity to make a difference? Our well-established trust is collaborative and supportive, with 21 Church of England primary schools across Suffolk and an annual revenue turnover of approximately £17m. The Chief Finance Officer has both a key strategic leadership and a technical role, ensuring sound financial management, managing contracts, preparing and monitoring budgets and ensuring the delivery of annual consolidated accounts.

We are looking for an exceptional person to:

  • Support the Trust in the development of our strategic goals
  • Provide accurate and timely financial information to our trust’s board of directors and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Provide professional advice and support to our headteachers
  • Lead our central MAT finance team and the wider finance function across all schools in monitoring and controlling financial operations

You will need to:

  • Be a fully qualified accountant
  • Have experience of public sector/ charity sector finance, ideally within the education sector
  • Have an in-depth understanding of internal financial controls and compliance
  • Be able to meet deadlines

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a successful organisation, making a difference to young people’s lives
  • Flexible working (we have operated hybrid working successfully)
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Local Government conditions of service including the generous Local Government Pension Scheme (25.3% employer’s contribution)

For more information, please see the job description, person specification and application form and visit our website

  • Closing Date: Monday 24 January 2022 at 10am
  • Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1 February 2022.

Applications will only be accepted on the MAT’s application forms, please do not apply online or send CVs.

We are committed to safeguarding and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

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