Finance Manager


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November 1, 2022
Job Type
£28000 - £36000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Rachel Holland
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Company Details and Job Overview:

A growing multi academy trust in Cumbria have partnered with Kenton Black Finance as they seek to appoint a new Finance Manager. Working within the central finance team, this Finance Manager role contributes to the daily running of all finance activities for schools within the trust in a people facing remit. You will also be involved in various projects relating to growth plans and process improvements.

Continual professional development is a key focus within the organisation and career advancement opportunities will be available for the successful individual.

The role can be appointed up to 37 hours per week. Flexible working options are available including some remote working and a reduced working week will be considered (e.g. school hours, term time or 4 days per week).

Key Benefits/ Rewards on Offer:

• Competitive rate of pay depending on experience (£31,000 - £36,000) – pay award pending
• Flexibility around working hours to suit the individual
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• 23 days annual leave entitlement + bank holidays – rising with length of service up to 30 days
• Continual professional development opportunities
• Gym access
• Cycle to work scheme
• Various wellbeing benefits

Your New Role as Finance Manager:

Receiving support and guidance from the Head of Finance, as Finance Manager your duties will include:
• Providing financial reports and information for the Trust Board of Directors and Headteachers for secondary schools within the Trust
• Support in the preparation of budgets and financial forecasts
• Ensuring external reporting and filing requirements are met – VAT, PAYE, NI and pensions etc.
• Preparation of monthly management accounts and month end requirements
• Bank reconciliations
• Posting of income and expenditure
• Contribute to the development of financial strategy and involvement in improving systems, processes and efficiencies
• Working cross functionally to deliver and advise on key financial information – presenting to various stakeholders including Headteachers and budget holders

Experience & Qualifications Required to Apply:

To be considered you will be proven in a similar level role with strong inter-personal skills and communication skills. Experience within the Education sector essential and you will be able to quickly adapt and pick up new systems and processes. Strong IT skills are required including good knowledge of Microsoft Excel as well as mainstream or bespoke finance systems.

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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