Head of Finance

Job details

Posted Tuesday 12 March 2024
Salary £40,000 - £55,000 (DOE)
Location Slough
Job type Permanent
Reference 3206
Recruiter Name Ryan Marner
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Head of Finance - Education - Slough, On-Site - £40,000 - £55,000 (DOE)

This School in Slough, that is highly regarded in the local area and is supported by the local authority, offer education and support to students of both Junior and Senior school years’ age. Recent years have furthered their success and they are on a journey to continue growth.

They currently seek a Head of Finance to join their Senior Leadership Team and act as the key contact for all things finance.

This role will be required to work year-round rather than just term-time.

As the Head of Finance, the successful candidate will:

  • Lead, maintain, and develop financial procedures to ensure the institution 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 school are up to date and fit-for-purpose
  • Be responsible for running monthly end-to-end payroll processes for circa 150 staff
  • 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 Schools senior leadership team, under the Headteacher and alongside other Heads of Function(s)

The ideal Head of Finance we are looking for will have:

  • A full accountancy qualification - i.e., ACA, CIMA, ACCA
  • Prior experience working in the education sector is essential
  • 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 in the education sector, rather than a commercial entity

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Head of Finance - Education - Slough, On-Site - £40,000 - £55,000 (DOE)