Assistant Financial Controller


Thames Learning Trust

Assistant Financial Controller 

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 a 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.
  • familiarity with Academy School Financial management and governance requirements.
  • The ability 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written skills
  • The ability to 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.

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

Closing date is noon, Tuesday 22 May 2024.


To apply for this position please complete the application form below and send 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.