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Head of Finance

Four Squared Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
26 Jul 2021

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Head of Finance


Salary £40,000 - £48,000

Full Time

Four Squared Recruitment are working with a highly reputable organisation who are seeking a Head of Finance. Operating in the education industry my client is seeking an ambitious, and driven individual to work closely with the director of operations on delivering financial strategy for the trust.

Job purpose;

* Responsible for leading a team in all aspects of Finance

* The overall performance of the finance function, including line management

* The Head of Finance will work in close co-operation with the Director of operations to ensure that an appropriate financial policy framework is in place to guide the companies financial decision making

* Strategic oversight of finance function across the company ensuring a high quality, effective and proactive service provision

* To ensure that accurate and timely reports, estimates and financial return / annual returns are submitted as required

* To prepare monthly management accounts with finance team significant variances to all stakeholders, in accordance with agreed timetables

* To oversee the completion of all relevant month end and year end routines

* To maintain cashflow projections for the company, maintaining an appropriate cash balance whilst maximising investment opportunities

* To prepare monthly, annual and periodical financial returns and claims, including VAT returns for the company

* Preparation of the company Annual Accounts for submission to the companies external auditors

* To ensure all statutory financial returns in partnership with Director of operations are prepared and submitted in accordance with agreed timetables

* To provide support, guidance, challenge and information to budget holders

* To maintain systems and procedures that ensure financial transactions are recorded and reported accurately, and the effective operation of all financial controls

Skills and Attributes;

* ACA / ACCA/ CIMA / CIPFA qualified or working towards

* Clear evidence of qualification by experience

* Full driving license and ability to travel

* Proven track record of leading financial systems and controls

* Experience of managing and developing a team

* Experience of consolidating finances across a multi-site organisation

* Evidence of financial management experience to support the day-to-day operation of an establishment / company within financial constraints

* Good working knowledge of principles and methods of financial control and reporting, and their adaption to various purposes, including the preparation of financial accounts

* Ability to problem solve both operational and strategic issues through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach

* Ability to work flexibly to meet deadlines and respond to unplanned situations

* Understanding of the importance of confidentiality and an appreciation of the implications of the GDPR

* Understanding of finance systems within the education sector

* The ability to motivate, support and challenge

* The ability to promote and maintain quality control in all aspects of work

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in then please click apply below. If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Ollie Jeffries at Four Squared Recruitment.

Due to high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge all applications. If we do not get back in touch within 2 weeks, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. We will try and let you know about other roles which suit your current skills and experience
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