Finance Manager

Flatraterecruitment Group Ltd
Daventry, UK
17 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is leading academy in the UK, they have over 2,300 employees who each play a vital role in educating over 18,000 pupils. Due to continued growth they are looking to recruit a Finance Manager based in Daventry. The successful candidate will develop and monitor the Academies' financial management, monthly forecasting and reporting, and budget setting.

In return they offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements.

What you will be doing:
  • Prepare the Academies' annual and 3 year budget based on guidance from the Trust's Chief Finance Officer and support from the Regional Operations Director (ROD) /Deputy Regional Operations Director (DROD)
  • Complete the month end process, review monthly monitoring reports and provide narrative to the ROD on key spend, variances and trends
  • Monitoring and management of aged debtors and creditors, including taking appropriate action to resolve outstanding debts
  • Hold monthly meetings with the ROD and Headteachers to discuss budget reports and financial performance and agree any actions to be taken
  • Provide regular monthly financial budgetary reports to the ROD/DROD, Headteachers and individual budget holders
  • Provide monthly analysis of budgets and commentary for ROD/DROD ahead of their monthly review with Chief Finance Officer
  • Prepare any budget reforecasts throughout the year in conjunction with the Regional Finance Lead
  • Support the Regional Finance Lead in reviewing, analysing the reconciling the Academy Balance Sheet and control accounts
  • Maintain a current and complete understanding of the income streams coming to and projected to come to the Academies, including Pupil Premium, Year 7 Catch Up, Post 16 Bursary, Early Years, Special Education Needs and Disabilities and other Local Authority funding, Free School Meals and self-generated income
  • Ensure robust systems are in place for the effective monitoring of all spend
  • Investigate and/or develop strategies for attracting additional income for the Academies
  • Ensure that the academies contracts register is up to date and is used effectively to plan procurement and contract renewal
  • Support the DROD and Regional Leads in the tendering of new and renewal of established contracts as required
  • Ensure regional finance procedures are in place to ensure effective financial control
  • Monitor the accuracy of the Academies' accounting system and perform regular reconciliations and reviews to ensure accuracy and completeness of posting. Correct all errors arising in a timely fashion in advance of month end
  • Prepare documents for internal and external audits as required and implement audit actions as agreed by the ROD
  • To manage the academy financial risk register and to ensure it is updated monthly with any new risks added and discussed with the ROD

In return a competitive salary of between £26,999 and £30,507 is on offer depending on experience, this is a full time, all year round but consideration will be given to term time working.

If this sounds like you apply today for consideration.

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