Head of Finance

Head of Finance - Greater Manchester, North West

Ref: 819Friday 23 February 2024

£60,000 - £65,000

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We have been appointed to recruit on behalf of a Manchester based education provider which is dedicated to providing an outstanding education to young people. We are recruiting for an ambitious head of finance to join the central finance team of an organisation with an ambitious growth strategy. This is an exciting time to join them and you will work directly with the CFO and develop the financial strategy and business partnering  services across the organisation.

Key responsibilities

Support the CFO in consolidation of monthly management accounts including balance sheet and cash flow forecasts;

Preparation of the monthly management accounts and year end forecasts using an integrated accounts system and Irish budgeting software;

Responsible for monitoring capital funding and expenditure;

Assist in the development of systems and controls leading on projects to create more efficient processes as the organisation grows;

Support the  finance manager ensuring that funding, payroll and VAT returns are processed in a timely manner;

Prepare year end schedules and liaise with auditors over the annual statutory audit;

Finance business partnering - Liaise with senior leaders,  business managers and local governing bodies to provide a clear financial picture for the leadership teams and timely management reports,  this will include attendance at meetings and presenting financial information;

To review, monitor and advise budget holders regarding their budget;

 Ensure budget assumptions for 3 to 5 year plans are clear and robust and the budgeting timetable is clearly communicated and adhered to;

Carry out due diligence, understand systems and processes, create high level reports suitable for board scrutiny and highlight risks and opportunities.

Person specification

Educated to degree level

Hold a recognised accounting qualification

Experience of delivering to deadlines and achieving set targets to a high standard

Experience of prioritising workload effectively

Experience of managing and developing a team

Ability to demonstrate engaging and effective oral and written communication

Strong IT and Excel skills

This is a great opportunity for a ambitious finance professional to grow with the business and there is clear scope for progression for the successful applicant. In return, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to join an organisation which makes a difference to the lives of young people. 


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