Schools Finance Consultant

Recruiter
Allen Lane
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Aug 2019
Closes
01 Sep 2019
Ref
1240506359
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A Local Authority currently provide a finance traded service to schools and due to restructure currently have a need for extra capacity for a Schools Finance Consultant to support the various schools within the authority.

Role

To provide a high quality financial consultancy service to schools and the Local Authority that supports effective financial management and achieves accounting objectives. To secure continuing traded income from services to schools and to provide Local Authority financial assurance.

You will provide direct on-site consultancy support to a portfolio of schools and centrally support the financial management of a wider portfolio of schools, which includes:
  • Set up and population of integrated financial systems for improved financial management, control and reporting.
  • Resolution of schools' financial management, accounting, internal financial control, and system queries both on site and remotely
  • Responsible for the production of robust and accurate financial forecast outturn budget monitoring reports, including school management accounting reports, and to provide advice, guidance and recommendations to schools' SLT and governors where material variances to budget are identified
  • High level written reports to enable strategic decisions to be made by headteachers and governors.
  • Support for headteachers, governors and school business managers with annual and longer term budget plans

You will have a sound knowledge of SIMS; FMS and HCSS budget planner, and have a proven track record of schools finance, either from working within a local authority schools finance team or having worked directly with a school.

This role will require you to obtain/have an Enhanced satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service formally known as the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure

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