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  • Interview questions: MAT CFO Appointing the right chief finance officer (CFO) is key to supporting the success of your multi-academy trust. Get expert suggestions on what questions to ask at interview, and what to look for in an answer. You'll also find a suggested interview task to test candidates' skill at budget analysis and management.
  • Recruiting a MAT CFO: advertising the role Appointing a chief financial officer (CFO) is likely to be the most important recruitment decision a MAT makes. Learn how to market your vacancy to appeal to experienced CFOs and finance directors from outside the education sector.
  • Role comparison: accounting officer vs chief financial officer (CFO) Your multi-academy trust must appoint an accounting officer and a chief financial officer. Learn who can fulfil these roles, how they’re different and what their main responsibilities are.
  • Shortlisting candidates: template and guidance Download our shortlisting template to help you identify which candidates to invite for interview. Find out how to make sure your process is fair and that you shortlist the right people.