Senior Finance Officer

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City of Peterborough Academy
£26,999- £32,029 per annum (£20,060 - £23,797 pro rata)

We are looking to offer the chance for an experienced Finance professional to join our finance team based at the City of Peterborough Academy. 

The role:

The Senior Finance Officer will supervise a small team to provide finance support to a number of academies in the Greenwood Academies Trust. They will be responsible for overseeing the day to day financial and accounting processes across these sites.

Alongside the opportunity to oversee the finance team and their responsibilities, the Senior Finance Officer is also responsible for managing the monthly close process, ensuring compliance with Trust policies, procedures and regulations, and support the Central Finance Team when required.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is AAT qualified or equivalent, or qualified by experience
  • Has experience of working in Finance or in an accounting function and of working with Finance systems
  • Has a good understanding of financial control and be a competent Microsoft Office user

Experience within the Education Sector is desirable.

About us:

Greenwood Academies Trust is a ‘not for profit’ organisation that was formed in 2009 and provides support services for finance, ICT, procurement, human resources, catering, data, curriculum development, staff development, health and safety and extended opportunities to all academies within the Trust. 

The City of Peterborough Academy was opened in September 2013 by the Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT) and has been described as a truly ‘inclusive school’ at our recent National Inclusion Quality Mark inspection, not only have we been recognised as an Inclusive School but also been awarded 'Centre of Excellence Status'. 

In return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a Multi Academy Trust that is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce through ensuring a fair workload and offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth. 

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS with Barred List check.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation. 

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