Luminate Education Group

Finance Officer (LUM2113/294)

2 days left

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£21,028 per annum
16 May 2023
04 Jun 2023
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for a motivated finance professional to join our close-knit finance team.  Reporting into the

We are based at Park Lane Campus, which is a 10-15 minute walk from the train station.

There maybe opportunity for the right person to further their career through professional studies.

What You Will Do

  • Deliver a professional, customer focussed, responsive and quality service by reacting to and meeting a range of fluctuating pressures and daily demands
  • Monitor and process payment files for processing to ensure they are received in a timely manner
  • Responsible for accurately processing and reconciling all group income and expenditure including posting to the finance system
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for all group bank accounts.
  • Support the Senior Finance Officer with regular training and guidance to those involved with cash handling
  • Monitor and process cash advances and petty cash, ensuring all receipts and cash are returned within agreed timescales, in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Support the training and development of Apprentices working in the team.
  • Support and assist the Financial Accountant with day to day tasks
  • Will at all times, comply with Luminate Education Group Financial Regulations and Procedures and maintain a pro-active and diligent approach to fraud awareness.

About You

  • A recognised qualification at Level 2 or equivalent work experience
  • Literacy and numeracy at Level 2 or equivalent
  • Previous work experience within a finance function
  • Provide excellent customer service when dealing with customers over the telephone, face to face and in writing
  • Familiar with Agresso Business World finance package or a comparable finance ERP system.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office systems and databases (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience of working with high volumes of data with a proven record of attention to detail.
  • Experience of cash handling and using payment software in a large complex organisation.
  • Experience of preparing bank reconciliations.
  • Highly organised with the ability to work to demanding deadlines and deliver outcomes in an accurate and timely manner.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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