Finance Manager

Salary: £32,878 - £37,849 (NJC Pt 30-35)

Contract: Full Time (37 hours/week), Permanent

25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

Local Government Pension Scheme

To start as soon as possible


The Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Finance Manager to join the trust’s central team.


The Finance Manager will be responsible for the financial management and statutory reporting requirements of CDAT, including:

  • Maintaining the financial accounting systems across the MAT, ensuring compliance with the Academies Financial Handbook and other key financial guidance and statutory requirements
  • The monitoring and implementation of appropriate financial policies and procedures across the trust
  • The financial management and reporting at school and central level and consolidation of management accounts and statutory reporting for the trust
  • Supporting the transition process of converting schools and providing sound financial knowledge and support to the School Business Managers across the trust


The successful candidate will have proven experience of financial management and reporting within a multi-academy trust or primary/secondary school academy, and will hold a recognised qualification in accounting. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate confidently and clearly, and will be a good team player.


The role is based in the CDAT offices, Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, WA4 4GE, although it will also involve occasional travel to academies within the trust, all of which are within the Diocese of Chester.


Candidates should complete the application form and submit it electronically to, so that it is received no later than Wednesday 12th June 2019.


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted during w/c Monday 17th June and interviews will be held on Monday 24th June 2019.

Please see attched application documents for further information.


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Chester Diocesan Academies Trust covers the whole Diocese. The Diocese of Chester is responsible for churches and church schools in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, the Wirral and parts of Derbyshire, Halton, Warrington, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Wrexham.