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Academy Finance Business Partner

Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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We are working with one of our client schools to recruit for an exciting new role as they are expanding their team and are recruiting for an Academy Finance Business Partner to join their team

Financial Management
  • Work with the Headteachers, Head of Finance and relevant Senior Leaders to develop a strategic plan for the staff and resources

of each designated school.
  • Monitor and maintain up to date budget and forecast figures for each designated school using the Trust's budgeting software.
  • Prepare a five year financial plan for each designated school and as part of this exercise to prepare the annual budgets which support the financial plan.
  • Meet regularly with the Headteachers to discuss monthly expenditure against budget.
  • Meet with budget holders as necessary to discuss budget spend.
  • In conjunction with the Headteacher, Head of Finance and the Estates Manager, support the planning and implementation of capital purchase programmes.
  • Prepare financial reports, estimates and completion of financial returns as required by the CEO, Headteachers, Director of Business and Head of Finance.
  • Ensure each designated school receives value for money for all expenditure.
  • Work with the Management Accountant and Head of Finance to review the rolling 12 month cash flow forecast for each designated school, identifying and raising any concerns at the earliest opportunity.
  • Meet regularly with the Head of Finance to review expenditure against budget, the latest forecast and any other relevant financial information.
  • Prepare a monthly forecast outturn report for submission to the Head of Finance, including explanations of variances.
  • Authorise pay lists, where appropriate authorisation has been received for payment from the delegated authority within each designated school.
  • Carry out a physical monthly reconciliation to the accounting system of petty cash held within each designated school.
  • Work with key finance staff and the Trust auditors to support the audit requirements for each designated school ensuring that information is timely and accurate.
  • In liaison with the Director of Business and Procurement Officer, monitoring of contracts to ensure compliance, best value and timely renewal as appropriate for each designated school.
  • Work with the Head of Finance to oversee and develop financial procedures within the Trust that are in line with the agreed financial practices.
  • To support the development of grant applications for the School.

Please call Linda Wright in our Hull office for futher details or send over your updated CV to
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