Finance Director

Job details

Posted Tuesday 13 February 2024
Location Newbury
Job type Permanent
Reference 3076
Recruiter Name Ryan Marner
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Finance Director - Berkshire - Up to £80,000

This Further Education entity in Berkshire, that is highly regarded in the local area, are looking to appoint a Finance Director. Recent years have furthered their success and they are on a journey to continue growth.

The organisation currently seek a Finance Director to join their Senior Leadership Team and act as the key contact for all things finance. The successful candidate must come from an education background, so we are seeking someone who has worked in Primary, Secondary, or Higher Education.

As the Finance Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Lead, maintain, and develop financial procedures to ensure the company is compliant with all statutory financial requirements
  • Ensure the robust development and maintenance of financial systems, including internal controls and regulatory frameworks
  • Continually ensure the financial policies for the company are up to date and fit-for-purpose
  • Be responsible for the monthly management reporting cycle including analyses on variance, risk and opportunities
  • Be the lead contact to liaise with auditors ensuring financial compliance
  • Ensure compliance with the Data Protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information Act
  • Line manage a finance team of 2
  • Work as part of the senior leadership team, under the Headteacher and alongside other Heads of Functions

The ideal Finance Director we are looking for will have:

  • A full accountancy qualification - i.e., ACA, CIMA, ACCA
  • Prior experience working in education is highly desirable or equally, experience in the charitable or not for profit sector
  • Worked in a similar capacity where they are fully responsible for finance as a function
  • An understanding of the nuances in finance that come along with being an educational entity which receives funding from various sources

Finance Director - Berkshire - Up to £80,000