Financial Reporting Executive
London - 38,755 - 42,852 per annum + benefits*

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 13 September 2017

With its newly expanded role across the entire education system - including skills, further and higher education alongside schools and early years’ education - the Department is central to the Government’s social mobility and economic agendas and has a total Departmental budget of approaching £100bn a year.

The Academies Financial Reporting division leads delivery of the Academy Sector Annual Report and Accounts (SARA) which involves the annual consolidation of over 3,000 academy trusts. This is one of the biggest consolidations in the world, involving management of a large supplier contract and close working with multiple stakeholders (including IT and academies) to continuously improve processes.

We are seeking a CCAB qualified, high performing SEO to take a role in the team leading the accounts production process. This will involve: 

  • day-to-day management of the overarching project plan – aiming to bring forward laying of the accounts a number of months; 
  • close oversight of the work of the Department’s supplier; and
  • providing technical accounting advice on issues across the project. 

Essential skills / experience are to be CCAB qualified, have excellent technical accounting knowledge (particularly of FReM / IFRS) and strong Excel skills. 

Desirable skills / experience are experience of managing an external audit and experience of producing statutory accounts / related returns.

We are currently recruiting 10 vacancies at the Department for Education so please do get in touch if you are interested by emailing

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*Salary banding - £38,755 -42,852 + civil service pension (22%) and wider benefits

Excellent progression opportunities and salary increases after 6-12 months.

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