Company Details and Job Overview:
A growing multi academy trust in Cumbria are looking to appoint a Finance Manager due to a recent internal promotion within the finance function. Working within the central finance team, this is a pivotal appointment which contributes to the daily running of all finance activities for schools within the trust in a people facing role. You will also be involved in various projects relating to growth plans and process improvements.
Continual professional development is a key focus within the organisation. In line with organic growth, career advancement opportunities will be available and CIMA/ACCA study package will be offered if required.
This is a full time position, however flexible working options are available including hybrid working and a reduced working week will be considered (e.g. school hours, term time or 4 days per week).
Your New Role as Finance Manager:
Receiving support and guidance from the Senior Finance Manager and Head of Finance, as Finance Manager your duties will include:
• Providing financial reports and information for the Trust Board of Directors and Headteachers
• Support in the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
• Ensuring external reporting and filing requirements are met – VAT, PAYE, NI and pensions etc.
• Preparation of monthly management accounts and month end requirements
• Bank reconciliations
• Posting of income and expenditure
• Contribute to the development of financial strategy and involvement in improving systems, processes and efficiencies
• Working cross functionally to deliver and advise on key financial information – presenting to various stakeholders including headteachers and budget holders
Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:
To be considered you will be proven in a similar level role with strong inter-personal skills and communication skills. Experience within the Education sector is beneficial but not essential, but you will be able to quickly adapt and pick up new systems and processes. Strong IT skills are required including good knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as mainstream or bespoke finance systems.
Salary and Reward on Offer:
Alongside a competitive starting salary, a generous benefits package will be offered to the successful individual including a comprehensive study package if required, flexible working options, annual leave entitlement which rises with length of service, gym access, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and other benefits.
Please submit your CV to Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance for consideration.
Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a marker leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.