Role details

Finance Business Manager

London   •   £40,000 - £48,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Business Manager responisble for the all round finance of a leading college
  • Key influencer for significant strategic financial decisions of the college

About Our Client

St Micheal's Catholic College is a growing college and outstanding institution within South East London. With around 1000 students the school is one that is built on the principles of aspiring for academic success and hiring high quality staff to facilitate a great working environment.

Job Description

The Finance Business Manager, reporting directly into the Head Teacher, is responsible for the following:

  • Coordination and preparation of month end management reporting and analysis including balance sheets and cash flow.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the statutory accounts.
  • Management of short and long term forecasts and annual budgets.
  • Co-ordination of the production of long range business plans.
  • Leading on the annual audit process and main point of contact for auditors.
  • The management of two direct reports, one assistant business manager and one finance officer.

The Successful Applicant

This Finance Business Manager position requires a ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant. The successful candidate will have a passion for working in the education sector.

It is essential that the successful candidate has:

  • Experience of producing both management and financial accounts.
  • Previous experience of managing staff.
  • Knowledge of current accounting principles e.g. UK GAAP, IFRS.
  • Ability to interpret complex financial information and to produce written reports and variance analyses.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of different management levels.


  • Knowledge of working with outside regulators: HMRC, EF and Pensions regulator.
  • Experience in an Academy is a plus, as well as experience with SAGE Payroll Software and PS Financials.
  • Understanding of staff pensions and contracts.

What's on Offer

Circa £45,000, Flexible Working Hours + Excellent Benefits.

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