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See example job descriptions for a finance manager in a primary and a secondary school.

School examples

Primary academy in Essex

The job description for a finance manager for Latton Green Primary Academy sets out the specific duties of the role under the headings:

  • Leadership and strategy
  • Financial resource management
  • Payroll and pensions

For example, under ‘Leadership and strategy', it explains that the role includes attending governing body meetings and helping with the school's strategic planning, as well as other tasks, such as taking responsibility for payroll.

The job description is hosted on the Essex County Council website.

Secondary academy in London

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, South London, has a job description for a finance manager. It sets out the key responsibilities of the role, including:

  • Preparing monthly management accounts
  • Taking responsibility for the academy's accounting procedures
  • Identifying and pursuing new income generation activities

It also has a person specification and explains the qualifications required for the role.

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