Director of Finance

Filton, City of Bristol
£54,216 - £60,000 per annum
26 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type

Hours: 37 hours per week                                                                             

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College has an excellent reputation for delivering further education and work-based programmes in a range of subjects – from business to sport, engineering to media, GCSE’s and A Levels to degree level courses.

Our experienced and passionate staff work hard to help our students achieve their personal challenges and career goals. We are proud of SGS and committed to making the College the best it can be. We are currently working hard to achieve “Outstanding” status after being classified as “Good” in our first inspection last year.

SGS College’s Finance Department have an exciting opportunity for a hands-on Head of Financial Management to join their team. The role, reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for providing financial information that will enable managers to understand performance in their activities in the College and thereby improve financial effectiveness.

The successful candidate will need to be a CCAB qualified Accountant and will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience of all aspects of financial control and compliance, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow responsibilities
  • Preparation of statutory accounts, financial information, budgets and forecasts
  • Management of a mid size Financial Management Team
  • Knowledge of the Further Education sector (not essential)
  • Report writing

You will have the ability to successfully manage priorities, and be able to work calmly and proactively under pressure, whilst maintaining a strong customer focus.  Strong mathematical and IT skills, the ability to adapt quickly, and a keen eye for accuracy are also essential for this role.

If you are interested in this position please complete a SGS College - Application Form and return it to or by post to: HR Department, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol BS34 7AT

Closing Date:  Monday 9 October 2017

Expected Interview Date: Week commencing 16 October 2017

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Disclosure Certificate as a requirement of the job.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

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