Chief Financial Officer, EFA

Simon Parkes

Simon  Parkes



Simon Parkes joined the Education Funding Agency (EFA) as Director, Finance and Maintained Schools in August 2012, before becoming Chief Financial Officer in January 2013.

His previous career highlights include:

  • Director, Finance and Commercial, Department for Education
  • Director, Corporate Services, Treasury Solicitor’s Department
  • Director, Finance and Performance Management, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Deputy Director, Finance, Pension Service

Chief Financial Officer, EFA

The Chief Financial Officer, EFA is responsible for providing audit and assurance on the proper use of public funds to the EFA Accounting Officer and consolidating academies into Department for Education budgeting and accounting statements. They also implement systems to support the effective operation of the EFA and ensure the accurate and timely payments of £54bn of revenue and capital funding including the dedicated schools grant, pupil premium and academies general annual grant.