Due to succession planning, this medium size Multi Academy Trust is seeking an expert Finance Director to support the finance function whilst recruiting on a permanent basis.
This MAT consists of SEN schools and Alternative Provision Academies (PRU's) with one mainstream secondary school.
We are seeking a candidate who is highly knowledge on academy accounting, reporting and managing a combined budget of £23M and to lead the Trust through its financial year end. Understanding of funding streams in SEN education is highly desirable coupled with robust statutory reporting skills.
Reporting to the COO, you will work closely with a small, yet highly experienced, finance team of two staff, supporting the schools on budget spend, forecasting and ensuring financial reporting is in accordance with the ESFA guidelines.
Excellent IT skills are required, knowledge of Access Education Finance is desirable but not essential.
The Trust is very supportive of hybrid working and are open to two days in the office, three days from home, working model.
Due to the nature of this role, only candidates with experience of academies/schools finance will be shortlisted.
The successful candidate will hold a current Enhanced DBS certificate or be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.