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Financial Accountant

Salary Details:
up to £45,000 per annum
02 Oct 2022
About the role

Job title:  Financial Accountant        

Location: Reading (hybrid working)

 £45,000 per annum

Job Type: Permanent full-time position (35 hours per week)

Benefits: A generous holiday allowance (30 days plus bank holidays), a 6% matched pension scheme, excellent training and development opportunities, and family friendly policies to support flexible working. We also offer a suite of voluntary benefits including a health cash plan, ride to work scheme, and additional voluntary money saving benefits.

Education Development Trust is seeking to employ a qualified Financial Accountant to work closely with the Group Financial Accountant to ensure the Trust meets its statutory obligations and has a robust set of internal controls and processes.  Key responsibilities for the role include regular monitoring of, and preparing analytical reports on, the UK Charity’s Balance sheet; supporting on the statutory account’s preparation and external audit; as well as responsibility for preparing the Group’s UK quarterly VAT returns.  The role holder will work closely with other colleagues in the finance team to ensure the accuracy of the balance sheet and that internal control processes are being followed.  The role holder will have line management responsibilities for the FA Finance Officer role. Whilst a significant focus of the Financial Accountant role will be on UK accounting, the post holder will need to be able to advise and monitor financial accounting activity on a global scale and identify areas for improvement. 

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret financial information summarising key points and highlighting areas of concern, be an excellent communicator and collaborator, as well as showing great attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.

The Financial Accountant role is based in the Reading office. The role offers flexibility for hybrid working with an expectation of being in the office 1-2 days a week

Deadline for applications: Sunday 2nd October (Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and reserve the right to close our vacancies early).

Interviews: Short listed candidates will have an initial pre interview call.  Virtual interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 6th October.  Successful candidates will be contacted to confirm a suitable time.

Application process: Towards the bottom of this page, you can download the job description and apply. Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.

About the organisation
Education Development Trust is an education charity that exists to transform lives by improving education around the world. We work collaboratively with national and local governments, schools and other partners to design and deliver sustainable solutions to improve education.

Please click here to see our Annual Impact Review for 2020/21, which highlights the ways in which our work has impacted lives around the world – and the progress we have made since 2019/20.