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Use these questions and tasks, alongside our template interview record sheet, to help you select the best person for a finance role in your school. You'll also find out what to look for in a candidate's answers.

We put this article together with the help of our associate education experts Bernard Abrams, Caroline Collins, Amy Gibbs and Nazli Hussein, and Kate Foale, an education consultant. 

Download our interview questions

Question bank

Here's a list of questions that are suitable for school finance positions, plus tips for what to look for in answers.

KeyDoc: Interview question bank - school finance staff

Interview record sheet

Use this template during the interview to record the responses given and evidence score.

It’s populated with 11 questions as examples of what you might cover. We recommend you take a look at the question bank document above and choose questions that best match the role you're recruiting for and your context. 

KeyDoc: Interview record sheet and questions - school finance staff

Interview tasks

In this exercise, give the candidate the following scenario. Adapt it to suit your school’s circumstances,

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