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Finance Business Partner

Employer
Marble Mayne Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

A fast-growing Multi-Academy Trust in central/south London is seeking a part-qualified Finance Business Partner for a brand new, full-tie permanent role.

Please note that the role will be split between the Trust's central office in central London, and the schools themselves in Croydon, south London. There will be the opportunity to work from home 1 day per week.

The role will involve a mixture of business partnering, budgeting and reporting, working closely with the headteachers of 2 schools based in Croydon. There will also be transactional finance work to-do around ledgers, reconciliations and processing payroll.

The role would best suit a part-qualified CIMA or ACCA finance professional (study support will be provided to continue qualifications) with strong business partnering skills, and a demonstrable interest in the education or charity sector.

The role will involve:

-Support and guide the Headteachers in their financial management responsibilities

-Provide business support to the Headteachers as and when required, including the financial and contractual arrangements for key suppliers and stakeholders

-Monitor expenditure against budget to avoid overspend, and provide reports to budget holders as required

-Manage the purchase ledger, ensuring value for money and appropriate authorisation for all expenditure in accordance with the Trust Finance policies and Academies Financial Handbook

-Review and authorise supplier orders and payments for the schools and use effective cash management

-Manage the sales ledger and credit control ensuring the schools recover all income and funding due on a timely basis

-Keep up to date with developments in the sector, ensuring the school applies for and received maximum grant funding available

-Ensure that Trust's financial procedures and policies are communicated to all staff and adhered to at all times

-Prepare month end reports on a timely basis, including monthly forecasts, budget commentary, bank reconciliation and balance sheet reviews

-Work with the Headteachers to prepare the annual budget and three-year plan for both schools each year, including detailed staffing plans

-To be responsible for the processing of monthly payroll for the schools, working with outsourced providers to ensure any overtime, sickness absence, and other changes to payroll are processed

-To review the monthly payroll reports for accuracy and ensure they are approved by Heads on a timely basis

Candidate requirements:

-Part-qualified and studying towards professional accountancy qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA)

-Experience in communicating financial information with non-financial leaders and colleagues

-Demonstrates technical accounting skills / knowledge of FRS102 and UK accounting principles

-Experience of using computer based accounting systems

-Experience in preparing, reviewing and monitoring budgets and financial forecasts

-Good understanding of the principles of using public funding and value for money

Salary: £35-38k starting salary

Closing date: Ongoing

Interviews: September

Start date: September 2021 ideally

Please send your CV for immediate consideration.
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