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Trust Accountant

Salary: £50,536.00 - £55,630.00

Hours: Full time, permanent, 37 hours per week, whole year position

Closing date: 12/06/2020

Trust Accountant

£50,536 - £55,630 (more for an exceptional candidate)

Full-time, 37 hours per week, permanent, whole year position


Stop the job search! This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for you!  Are you an experienced, talented and inspirational accountant with the ability to build upon our considerable success?

If so, we would love to hear from you!


Due to the retirement of the current Trust Accountant, The Painsley Catholic Academy are now looking to appoint their successor.  The successful candidate will be required as soon as possible to lead on all aspects of the Trust’s finances including the day-to-day management of the central accounting team.  This is an exciting, varied, demanding and challenging role, and is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children by ensuring that every penny of school funding is used effectively.  The Trust strives to ensure value for money to ensure all pupils across the 15 schools receive an outstanding education.


Applications are welcome from qualified accountants with CIMA, ACA, ACCA or CIPFA certification (or similar), along with experience of strong leadership, group accounting and leading a finance department.  It is essential you are proficient with Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel.  Experience of working within the education setting, particularly within a Multi-Academy Trust and knowledge in using PS Financials would be desirable but not essential.

The successful applicant, will have a proven track record of providing inspirational, strategic and professional leadership.  Strong communication skills are essential, together with a strategic financial drive and vision – and, of course, a level of emotional intelligence to support the individual members of the team. The Painsley MAC provides a level of support that is hard to find and applicants are more than welcome to meet the CEO and COO prior to the application process. 


If you would like to progress your career in a dynamic, high-performing Multi-Academy, we look forward to hearing from you. Informal enquiries, further details and application forms are available from Tracy Smith,

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 12th June 2020

All applications should be returned to The position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.  Further details regarding this check are available by visiting This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   The school supports a Safer Recruitment Policy.