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Assistant Financial Controller

The Thames Learning Trust
Slough, Berkshire
£45,467 – £50,537
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Education / university
Contract Type
Full Time

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Full Time 37 Hours per week
Level 8 point 36 – 41 £45,467 – £50,537
Start Date: June 2024

Thames Learning Trust are looking to appoint highly motivated, resilient Assistant Financial Controller to join the central finance team based at Baylis Court School in Slough, reporting to the Trust’s Finance Controller.

The post holder should have gained full or part qualified status across one of the professionally recognised accountancy qualifications.

This position will provide budget monitoring and day to day accounting information across the Trust to the Finance Controller, budget holders, Principal Finance Officer and Director of Finance. You will provide operational support to the Finance Controller and provide guidance to the transactional function of the Finance team.

The successful candidate will have:
A proven track record of excellent financial management and administrative services at a senior level.
Professionally recognised accounting qualification
Experience of accounting software and Management Information Systems.
Are familiar with Academy School Financial management and governance requirements.
Are able to work independently, prioritise and meet deadlines.
Experience in financial budget management, monitoring, reporting and account reconciliation;
Ability to meet all statutory and reporting obligations.
Possess excellent communication skills, including written skills
Use initiative and take direction from the Trust Senior Finance Leadership Team when necessary.

We offer a supportive, forward thinking dedicated team of colleagues, in an energetic sociable compassionate working environment and ethos. We also offer a forward-thinking Employee Assistance Programme and Medical Cash Plan, Wider Wallet Benefit Hub, Cycle to Work, eyecare vouchers and generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply please visit the website for an application form.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Kam Ghattaoraya, Finance Controller

Closing date is noon, Wednesday 22 May 2024.

All completed application forms are to be sent to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all the staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks..


Our Trust is a multi-academy family of primary, infant and secondary schools located in Berkshire and Hampshire.  The Trust, formed in 2015, was created in order to gain strength through working with each other, sharing expertise, resources and knowledge, and this desire for collaborative improvement is reflected in our motto…

Growing  Stronger Together

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