Trust Finance Manager
Temporary until August 2019
24 hours per week,
£16,516.54 per annum
My client is a forward thinking, expanding and developing Multi Academy Trust. There are currently 5 academies in the Trust with plans to grow to 7 over the next six months.
They are keen to appoint a skilled and experienced Finance Manager to lead, guide and develop a small but expanding finance team and provide advice and guidance on a range of financial matters to senior managers across the Trust.
The role is broad based and will require a ‘hands on’ approach and a willingness to support academy based staff on day to day finance routines and tasks. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience of finance systems and processes and the ability to produce timely and accurate management reports and ensure good financial controls are in place. Good communication skills, enthusiasm and the initiative to implement improvements to ensure processes and procedures are fit for purpose and improve efficiency are also essential.
Temporary in the first instance, the Finance Manager will join an ambitious, dynamic and friendly Central Services team and this is a fantastic opportunity to be able to contribute to the further development of our Trust and expand your skills set.
Knowledge, Experience and Training:
• Good general level of education including Maths and English GCSE/O Level standard or equivalent
• Relevant accountancy qualification; Accountancy qualification AAT Level 3 or working towards ACMA or ACCA
• Significant and proven experience of managing finances in a similar organisation
• Experience of preparing and interpreting financial reports and accounting information and identifying actions required as a result
• Extensive working knowledge of financial software systems especially PS Financials
• Excellent ICT skills including good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
• Excellent communication skills; both orally and in writing (good attention to detail)
• High-level interpersonal skills; able to communicate with a wider audience and respond positively to ALL members of the academy.
• Evidence of regular and relevant continuing professional development (CPD)
• Experience of managing a small team
• Good time management skills, ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
• Ability to act on own initiative and work unsupervised
• Strong interpersonal skills, able to negotiate, influence and manage others
• Analytical and problem solving attributes
• Strong team player; able to lead and collaborate with others
• A willingness and ability to travel to schools across the Trust as required
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