Our client is looking for an experienced Accountant with a background working within Local Authority to come in and take the lead on one of their school functions.
Our client is a local authority based in Northamptonshire who are currently going through a significant period of change.
Being the lead officer for the Schools Finance and Funding
Ensuring funding announcements and consultations are understood, interpreted, communicated and responded to
Managing the budget setting process internally within the authorities
Providing financial advice and support to service managers
Budget monitoring the budgets in liaison with the Business Partner team ultimately reporting to the Schools Forum performance against the budget
Ensuring compliance with central government returns as required and adherence to the Financial Regulations
Overseeing the operational aspects of the team for schools finance such as approving the monthly funding transfers to schools, managing school redundancy business cases in liaison with schools and maintaining the ledger
Providing customer focused technical and strategic schools finance advice to finance and service colleagues
Continually seeking to identify improvements and efficiency's in the schools finance and funding processes
proactive, flexible, and technical individual who has the ability to work in a fast paced environment
building effective working relationships and willing to take on a highly challenging portfolio and develop their technical accounting skills
Local Authority experience in essential
Exposure to Education is desirable
This role will give you excellent experience and development as well as the ability to help shape and develop the team.
The role is pivotal to ensure high quality strategic finance advice regarding the Dedicated Schools Grant and the Corporate Management of Schools in an increasingly changing, complex and challenging environment.
The role will also be pivotal in the local government reorganisation within Northamptonshire.
Competitive Day Rate
Potential future opportunity