Finance Business Partner


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April 29, 2024
Job Type
£43000 - £48000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A high performing organisation within the Education sector have significant expansion planned and are now looking to appoint a new Finance Business Partner. Aiming for excellence, employees at all levels form part of an inclusive and friendly working culture working alongside a fantastic group of committed leaders and staff who share common goals and practices.

This is an ideal move for a full or part qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or AAT Qualified accountant seeking a varied role which offers a hands on role covering management accounting, budgeting and business partnering duties in this newly created post.

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

• Competitive starting salary
• 28 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays which increases with length of service up to 32 days + bank holidays
• Hybrid working (typically 2 office days per week)
• 37 hour working week with flexibility on start/finish times
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Plenty of free parking on site
• Opportunities for career advancement

Your New Role as Finance Business Partner:

Reporting to the CFO, as Finance Business Partner specific responsibilities will include:

• Responsible for the coordination of month end close down processes
• Produce timely and accurate management accounting reports
• Assist with budget setting and monitoring
• Assist the CFO with the production of annual financial statements
• Posting accruals, prepayments and adjustments
• Production of monthly reconciliations
• Working closely with senior school colleagues including Headteachers to deliver key financial insight to support financial decision making
• Support continual improvement initiatives relating to systems, procedures and controls

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

The successful candidate will be AAT qualified or CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CIPFA part qualified. Strong communication skills are imperative as you will be required to build and maintain relationships with various internal and external stakeholders. Experience within an education setting isn’t essential, however you must be able to demonstrate the ability to quickly adapt to new systems and processes working independently and utilising the support of the CFO.

This vacancy is being handled by Rachel Holland at Kenton Black Finance.

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. As market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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