Finance Manager

Bingley, Bradford
£19813 - £21352/annum
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client based in Bingley is looking to recruit a Finance Manager for a 12 month contract.

Prime Objectives of the Post:

•To be responsible for the daily financial management of the school, and its extended facilities, including the production of accurate and timely financial reports and information as required by school staff and statutory bodies
•To organise and manage own responsibilities and the school finance team to ensure efficient running of the department in accordance with compliance regulations, legislation, and best practice guidance.
•To maintain up to date technical skills to ensure continuous improvement to school systems.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

•Line Manager for the Finance Officer and Finance Assistant; and any staff working on a temporary basis in the Finance Office
Supervision and Guidance
•Day to day work as directed by the Business Manager, but expected to exercise considerable initiative in performing delegated duties, seeking the necessary advice where appropriate. Liaison with budget holders regarding specialist budget areas. Liaison with Leadership Team regarding information provision, as necessary.
Range of Decision Making
•Required to use own initiative to make decisions within established financial practices and procedures, in accordance with the Finance Policy of the School, to ensure accuracy and consistency of application. Expected to take initiative in the development of new administrative procedures to meet changing requirements and improvements in quality. Required to use good common sense and initiative in all matters relating to the duties of the post.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Finance and Accounting
•To assist in the provision of confidential financial support services as directed by the Business Manager.
•To co-ordinate the annual audit, liaising with all parties involved
•To prepare and submit quarterly and annual accounts reports
•To manage the accounting processes using a variety of IT software, including (currently) but not exclusively: SIMS FMS, Sage Payroll, Microsoft Office, Parent Pay online and cashless catering system, School Asset Manager, and online banking
To authorise purchase orders and invoices
•To maintain online banking facilities and produce BACS or cheque payment runs as necessary
•To maintain and oversee all bank accounts including the school’s credit card, completing monthly reconciliations and reporting any banking errors to line management
•To contribute to and assist in the setting and monitoring of the annual school budget, maintaining allocations as per Governor approved budgets, producing budget reports, variance analyses and liaising with departments regarding expenditure
•To ensure accurate VAT accounting and payment, and that VAT reclaim returns are submitted as required.
•To be responsible for cashflow projections and all elements of cash handling including collections and disbursements, banking and security, and monies from fundraising
•To co-ordinate and maintain a list of approved contractors and suppliers to ensure best value.
•To be responsible for the school’s asset register ensuring that it is maintained and regularly updated
•To monitor capital expenditure against pre-approved contracts
•To monitor Sports Centre income and expenditures
•Preparation of monthly/quarterly/annual financial reports
•Preparation of analysis reports, including budget monitors and cash flows for the Finance Governors; attend at Finance Governor meetings
•Prepare monthly payroll and all tasks associated with pay, including tax, NI, sick leave, maternity pay and pension maintenance, and the following (carrying out all processes within the required deadlines):
•Prepare and maintain pay scale spreadsheets for teaching and support staff, including annual pay changes and updates as required
•Reconcile monthly pay to master spreadsheets
•Prepare monthly/annual pension returns
•Maintain staff payroll records