- Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for a fully qualified management accountant (CCAB, CIMA or overseas equivalent) who will provide strategic financial guidance to the Trust and its schools and lead the design, development and maintenance of financial and control systems. Additionally he or she will ensure the provision of accurate financial information and also support the development of other corporate functions.
Applicants must have excellent knowledge of computerised finance systems and controls; fully understand Charities SORP and Academy funding and financial reporting; and knowledge of taxation and other regulations including VAT, pensions and payroll. Skills must include the financial management of large complex budgets, developing and presenting consolidated management accounts; and the design and management of financial systems and controls.
Aldridge Education was established as a national multi-academy trust in 2016. Our entrepreneurial community schools are focused on their young people succeeding in reaching their potential. Our goal is that, by the age of 25, all Aldridge graduates will have experienced an outstanding and enjoyable education and be able to sustain the life of their choice. They will be independent, thriving economically and making a real, positive contribution to their communities.
As a new and growing multi academy trust we currently employ around 550 people. This is an exciting time for us as we build our systems, policies and processes as a national organisation.
We operate our schools in regional clusters and currently have four academies in Darwen, Lancashire as well as two recently joined academies in the Brighton area. We have plans for expansion within our clusters over the next few years and are expecting to be joined later in the year by a secondary school in London, as well as two university technology colleges.
Developing and maintaining strong financial controls, financial governance and reporting is essential in supporting our growth aspirations and the successful applicant will take a lead role in that development.
Please submit your cv and a letter of application demonstrating how you meet the selection criteria by 30 August. Please note we will review applications on a weekly basis and may appoint before the application closing date.