Director of Finance

Recruiter
Michael Page
Location
Bristol
Salary
£52000 - £57500 per annum
Posted
19 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Oct 2018
Ref
13954101/001
Contact
Sophie Willis
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Part time

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be exclusively partnering with a Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol, to appoint a Director of Finance in to their team, to lead the day to day finance function and strategic direction of the organisation.

Client Details

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be exclusively partnering with a Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol, to appoint a Director of Finance in to their team, to lead the day to day finance function and strategic direction of the organisation.

Description

  • Work closely with the line manager and CEO to develop Trust strategy, ensuring that plans are financially robust, including appropriate financial modelling, resource modelling and options appraisal.

  • Ensure robust financial management is in place across the Trust in accordance with the Academies Financial Handbook, the Trust's Finance Policy, Charities SORP and other relevant current financial regulations.

  • Provide line management of staff as detailed above, nurturing talent and developing the team for high performance.
  • Provide oversight and strategic direction for financial matters across the Trust.
  • Provide financial information and expert financial advice to the CEO, line manager, the Board of Trustees and its committees.
  • Provide guidance and support in financial matters to other senior leaders within the Trust.
  • Ensure the finance team delivers excellent customer service to its internal clients.
  • Plan and carry out key financial activity including budgeting, forecasting and management accounting.
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and relevant external individuals and organisations.
  • Profile

  • A recognised accountancy qualification (for example ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Excellent people manager able to motivate and develop the team to ensure departmental resilience and continuity of service
  • In depth knowledge of all basic accounting functions
  • Experience of managing a wide range of financial tasks including budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience of working in a fast moving organisation with divisional reporting
  • Underpinning knowledge of effective financial procedures and controls
  • Experience in working with external professional organisations. (auditors, insurers, funding agencies, local authority etc)
  • Experience of supporting senior management by developing effective management information and departmental budgeting and control
  • Experience of operating at senior management / Board level
  • Able to prioritise jobs and work under own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Ability to think strategically and deliver operationally
  • Capable of developing systems to provide effective financial control
  • Able to prioritise, managing own workload and perform under short-term pressure
  • Committed to own continuing professional development
  • Job Offer

    • Salary of £52,000-£57,500
    • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
    • Competitive holiday allowance

    This position is based on the outskirts of Bristol and is commutable from central Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham etc.