Head of Finance

Job details

Posted Tuesday 11 June 2024
Salary £50,000 - £55,000
Job type Permanent
Reference 3294
Recruiter Name Phil Beresford

Head of Finance, Slough, Hybrid, £50,000 - £55,000

My client, an Academy is looking for a Head of Finance to work with the School Business Manager on the integrity of the finance function and report accurate results to the trustees.

What will your responsibilities in the role be?

  • Manage school finances and extended facilities in accordance with Academies Financial Handbook, oversee payroll and pension functions.
  • Collaborate with Trustees, Principal, and senior leadership to establish school objectives, policies, and procedures, including resource planning.
  • Supervise Senior Finance Assistant, including their training and performance evaluations.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory financial requirements, data security, and industry best practices.
  • Maintain accurate financial records using accruals accounting principles, oversee management accounting for capital projects.
  • Support and promote the school's ethos, objectives, and policies

What experience do you need for the role?

  • Professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent)
  • Evidence of management experience within a finance department of a school/academy.
  • Experience of liaising with internal and external auditors

What else would add to your application?

  • Ability to translate financial data to non financial stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team.

If this role of interest to you and you have the required skills or know someone with skills that would be interested, then please click apply or email phil.beresford@wademacdonald.com