Interim Senior Finance Lead

City of London Temporary £40,000 - £50,000
  • Large well renowned multi academy trust
  • A qualified accountant that has worked in the sector previously

About Our Client

This organisation is one of the leading and largest in the market. A few years ago they went through massive change and have been on the up since then. Having handled covid well but focusing energies on consistency they need some hands on accounting with various academies to go through the finer details with them.

Job Description

  • Help to deliver effective financial operations across a group of academies, including all areas of income and expenditure
  • Process all income from the group of academies, ensuring accurate spreadsheet records are maintained and weekly banking deadlines are adhered to
  • Take charge for the month-end process and closedown of academies' accounts
  • Review monthly reports for all budget holders in the group of academies
  • Prepare financial reports as required
  • Ensuring financial processes are robust, efficient and fit for purpose, including their ongoing review and improvement
  • Ensure that the procurement policy is fully complied with in all aspects across the group of academies, leading to clear value for money in public expenditure
  • Ensure audits undertaken by internal and external audit run smoothly and efficiently for the academies through prompt and accurate answers to auditor queries, and take appropriate actions for any recommendations made
  • Work with the School Support Services Finance team in the monitoring of service level agreements and contracts to ensure the effectiveness of delivery and value for money
  • Monitor and report service level agreements and contracts to ensure the effectiveness of delivery and value for money, negotiating more favourable terms where possible
  • Act as the budget holder for specific budget areas as required
  • Work with relevant colleagues to prepare bids for additional grant funding
  • Work effectively with counter-parties and colleagues across all areas
  • Complete work for other academies as reasonably requested by your line manager

The Successful Applicant

  • a qualified accountant ACCA/CIMA/ACA equivalent
  • used PS Financial system before
  • must have worked in the education sector before

What's on Offer

Hybrid working

Fun and ambitious team

Opportunities in other areas

Working in a prestigious organisation

Sophie Hawkes
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+44 207 269 2103

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Sophie Hawkes
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+44 207 269 2103
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