Head of Finance

Location
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
£42000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
26 Jul 2017
Closes
23 Aug 2017
Ref
13845293/001
Contact
Danielle Farrell
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified

To provider leadership of the college finances to enable effective planning, budgeting and monitoring, ensuring accurate and timely financial information to key stakeholders.

Client Details

Forward Thinking, ambitious College in the North West with a collaborative culture

Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be proactive and provide leadership and line management support for the Finance department to meet the organisation's strategic and operational objectives
  • To provide financial information to key stakeholders of the college, as required.
  • To lead and be responsible for the monthly, termly and annual income and expenditure reporting ensuring that information produced is robust, accurate and owned by appropriate individuals
  • Provide insightful commentaries to support the monthly management accounts.
  • Encourage and demonstrate strong cost control and the pursuit of efficiency and value for money.
  • To lead and be responsible for planning, financial analysis and budgeting and forecasting of college finances, as required.
  • To provide support to develop the Finance team and other key managers knowledge of financial systems and processes to enable timely planning and reporting of key information.
  • Ensure that a strong financial control environment exists and that Group Financial policies and the Financial Regulations are complied with.
  • To work closely with colleagues, including colleagues, particularly for finance-related information.
  • To lead on the preparation, implementation and monitoring of contracts and sub-contracts.
  • To provide financial insight to the college supporting decision making and the preparation of financial analysis and business cases.
  • To participate in the College's self-assessment and service standards reporting system
  • To participate in the College's Annual Appraisal Review and undertake staff development as appropriate to ensure continuous professional updating.
  • To cover for Finance colleagues in their absence
  • Comply with College financial regulations and any other College policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the level of this post.

Profile

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A fully qualified accountant
  • Ideally with experience in further or higher education
  • Must have managed a team before

Job Offer

£42,000-£50,000

35 days holiday + bank holidays

Generous Pension