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Finance Manager

Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an excellent opportunity to lead the finance function of a high performing academy that is at the heart of the community. With a number of staff reporting into you, you will have responsibility for a number of key areas including:

Providing direction and development on policies and strategies
  • Preparing annual forecasts/budgets, monthly expenditure reports and annual capitation budgets for departments
  • Managing and controlling expenditure on various accounts
  • Formulating guidance for staff on School financial policies
  • Assist with preparing reports to the Senior Leadership Team and School Governing Body on the budgets, including PowerPoint presentations

Financial Administration
  • Ensuring prompt payment of invoices, inputting of accounts and ordering of supplies
  • Upkeep of Petty Cash transactions
  • Undertaking all banking transactions including counting of any cash collections, prepare monthly bank reconciliations and trial balance
  • Managing income and expenditure on for all school trips
  • Issuing lettings invoices
  • Acting as point of contact for parents of pupils holding a bursary award

Management of resources
  • Ensuring that the PSF Accounts database is updated regularly to enable data retrieval and ensure accurate and effective reporting as and when required
  • Line managing the Finance Officer and part time Finance Assistant

Supporting the work of the Trust
  • Actively supporting and contributing to the overall aims and targets of the Trust and the School to attend and participate effectively in relevant meetings as required
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring that relevant Trust policies are effectively implemented

  • Informing and guiding teaching and support staff on financial matters relating to the Trust or School's policies, processes and procedures.

Marketing and external links, including public occasions
  • Building effective relationships with parents and other members of the community, both to ensure an excellent local reputation for the school and the Trust and to develop a culture of partnership with them

Monitoring, evaluation & assessment
  • Regularly reviewing own practices, set personal targets and take responsibility for own self-development

To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
  • ACCA / CIMA / AAT qualified or equivalent with Line Management experience
  • Excellent Systems skills - confident and adept in use of Microsoft applications eg. Word, Excel and Powerpoint, ideally with experience using PS Financials and SIMS
  • Exceptional organisational and administrative skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to communicate effectively with all members of the school community
  • Experience of managing budgets, monthly reporting including presentation to senior managers
  • Diligence to manage and deliver on long term projects
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