Type of Position:Finance Assistant
Salary:VTG7 Scale Point 18-21, £19,655 per annum plus Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package)
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 9:00. Interviews: TBC

                               FINANCE ASSISTANT


Permanent, full-time (37 hours per week) all year round to start as soon as possible. Please note we can be flexible with hours and a job share/shift pattern would be considered (to be discussed at interview).


VTG7 Scale Point 18-21, £19,655 per annum plus Health Cash Plan and Benefit package (see website for full details of our employee benefit package).

Venturers Trust is a dynamic and focused multi-academy trust based in Bristol, formed in September 2017 through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust. The Trust is responsible for eight academies, 3,500 pupils and 750 staff with a commitment to making a significant and lifelong difference to the lives of young people from some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.


We are seeking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our friendly finance team. Our ideal candidate will have preferably some academy or school experience as well as knowledge of a school based finance system such as Civica/Corero.


Reporting to the Finance Systems & Process Co-ordinator and working with other finance team members, you will provide efficient and effective financial support required to meet the Trust core financial responsibilities. Tasks will involve processing purchase orders, invoices and goods received; preparing pay lists for authorisation to process payments via electronic banking, dealing with enquiries from Trust staff and external customers.


The role will include data entry and administration, so we are looking for a candidate who has meticulous attention to detail as well as a sense of urgency.  Overall, this post requires a hardworking, highly professional and diligent team player, who is excited to learn and grow in this role.


The successful candidate will have: -


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an accounts setting
  • Experience of purchase, sales and nominal ledgers
  • Ability to use IT at a level commensurate with the job, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • High degree of accuracy and good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Capacity to meet deadlines and work under pressure


In return you will join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.


We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Closing date: Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 9:00.  Interviews: TBC


Due to the expected volume of applications, it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.


Venturers Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff on appointment and at any other time the Trust may request.

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