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Finance Controller

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£31,794- £34,113 per annum
Highams Park School, 34 Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
19/11/2018 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

The Finance Controller will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The purpose of the role is to manage and improve the integrity of the data held within the Schools Financial systems; adding value to all output generated from the systems for review by the Chief Financial Officer.

The Finance Controller will manage the day to day running of the Finance Department which includes the line management of the Accounts and Procurements Administrator and the Educational Visits Administrator.

The Finance Department is a new team consisting of the Educational Visits Administrator, Accounts & Procurement Administrator, Finance Controller and the Chief Financial Officer. We provide a healthy check and balance on each other, recommending improvements to one another’s processes and keeping an open view on all recommendations to drive up the performance of the team.

We adopt a proactive approach to resolving issues for our budget holders and to improve our service across the school whilst consistently communicating processes that are compliant with our internal controls framework and statutory guidance at all times.

The Finance Controller will deputize for the Chief Financial Officer. The role can be developed further via training for those looking to build a career in school’s business management.


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 and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children.

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Please email the school on HR Manager, or go to our website to find out more. Please complete our application form (download from website) and return by midday on Monday 19th November 2018. Early applications will be considered on receipt and interviews scheduled accordingly.