Finance Manager - Education

Recruiter
Integris Financial Recruitment
Location
Twickenham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Aug 2019
Closes
25 Aug 2019
Ref
1210007472
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Richmond based School urgently requires a dynamic, committed and enthusiastic Finance Manager to join their team.

The Finance Manager would require previous educational sector experience.

Duties of the Finance Manager include:

·Attend and prepare required reports, as directed by the Head Teacher and Finance and Resources Governors' Committee

·Draft, monitor and report on the annual budget and accounts in support of the school improvement plan in liaison with the Head Teacher, Trustees/Governors and Auditors

·Monitor expenditure in relation to best value

·Advise on and model the financial effect of changes to the school's policy and advise on the financial implications of any change or initiative

·Prepare income and expenditure reports in accordance with DfE financial regulations

·Ensure that the school's financial procedures manual is reviewed and updated as necessary and that the Schools' Financial Value Standard is maintained as per DfE requirements

·Pursue income generation opportunities including the preparation and submission of bids

·Provide timely and accurate reports and advice to budget holders

·Train staff responsible for holding budgets in the appropriate procedures

·Maintain effective communication with the Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA)

·Manage the annual audit process including the responsible officer visits

·Ensure the school meets all statutory requirements as set out in the Academies Financial Handbook

·Ensure accurate VAT accounting and payment, and that VAT returns are submitted as required

·Be responsible for cashflow projections and all elements of cash handling

·Maintain systems for parents' online payments

·Maintain FSM records, processing FSM eligibility and checking invoices from caterers

·Place all orders, ensuring they are processed using the school's computerised accounting finance package

·Be conversant with the principle of taxation applicable to the school and the financial implications of charitable status

·Manage and maintain a list of approved contractors and suppliers to ensure best value

·Manage and regularly maintain the school's asset register

·Maintain and oversee all bank accounts including the school's debit card/s, completing monthly reconciliations

·Monitor the payment of salaries by the school's payroll provider, liaising with the provider as required

·Maintain all school insurances in all forms including assessments, claims and administration

·Negotiate and monitor all contracts, leases and relationships with external contractors and service level agreements (SLAs)

·Maximise investment returns and income generation; organising bids, sales, sponsorship and fundraising as appropriate

·Ensure all necessary returns, reports and documentation are completed accurately within the time constraints, including health and safety reporting

The Finance Manager requires previous experience of managing teams from multiple disciplines.

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