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Assistant Finance Manager (Greater Manchester)

Contract Type: Permanent 

Location: Co-op Academies Trust, Manchester Hub, Co-op Academy Belle Vue, 450 Hyde Road, Manchester, M12 4BA

Salary: £37,904 - £43,258

We are looking for an Assistant Finance Manager to join the Greater Manchester team at Co-op Academies Trust, the role will report directly to the Finance Manager.

As the Assistant Finance Manager, you will assist the Finance Manager in the administration of all financial aspects of the finance and accounting function for our academies in Greater Manchester, ensuring that all company policies and procedures are observed, and completing the day to day administrative activities.

The Assistant Finance Manager will assist the Finance Manager in all stages leading to the preparation of all monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and analysis to the Trust. You will also be responsible for the inputting and review of Payroll information.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and skills:

  •  Ideally experience of working in the education sector.

  • Be able to demonstrate experience of processing a high volume of transactions.

  • Excellent level of IT Skills, utilisation of key Microsoft products (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Excellent communicator and able to connect with all levels in the school with the ability to motivate your colleagues.

  • Effective organisational skills; able to prioritise tasks and self-manage a workload.

  • Approachable and professional

  • Have a strong eye for detail

An excellent career and professional development offer is also at the heart of the Trust's commitment to you. In addition you will have the opportunity to link with other Co-operative Academies across Greater Manchester. Our core co-operative values define us. Every member of staff in our academy follows our ‘Ways of Being’;

Do what matters most   |   Be yourself, always   |   Show you care   |   Succeed together

Benefits include:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Discounts on various Co-op branded products 

  • Co-operative credit union

  • Discounted gym membership and leisure activities 

  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans

  • Colleague Assistance via BUPA

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Flu vaccine

Closing date: 27th November 2023

Interview date: 4th December 2023

If you would like more information about this role, please contact 

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Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.