Finance Manager

Recruiter
ARK SCHOOLS
Location
London
Salary
38000.00-47000.00
Posted
28 Nov 2020
Closes
30 Nov 2020
Ref
3573_7131560
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Manager
Finance Manager

Location: West London (Acton/White City)

Salary details: £38,000 to £47,000 (depending on experience and qualification)

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 10am Monday 30 November

Interviews: Will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised

Start date: ASAP

About the role:

This role will support up to 3 schools in West London, working closely with the Senior Finance Manager who oversees the cluster.

As Finance Manager, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for ensuring high standards of financial integrity within the academies. For at least one school in the cluster you will manage the monthly financial processes, ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Academies Financial Handbook, lead the financial planning and partner with the Principal and other senior staff to ensure effective strategic decision making.

Responsibilities will include:

As directed by the Senior Finance Manager - for at least one school in the cluster:
  • Ensure timely production and issue of financial reports, cash flow forecasts and returns as required
  • Prepare the management accounts and related analysis, posting of month end journals, ensuring bank and control account reconciliations are carried out monthly in line with the Ark month-end pack
  • Prepare the monthly financial reports, analysis and updates for the Local Governing Body and present at the meetings where required
  • Prepare the annual budget and reforecasts for approval by Ark
  • Take responsibility for the academy's accounting procedures, ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to within the academy

About you
  • Experience of running effective administrative and financial systems, ideally within a school environment
  • Experienced part-qualified or fully qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA)
  • High level of proficiency with PSF (accounting system) and HCSS (budgeting system) desirable
  • Experience using financial databases and confidence and interest in learning new technologies
  • Ability to skilfully manage and maintain effective working relationships with parents, governors, community members and other stakeholders
  • Works productively in a high pressure environment
  • Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student

About us:

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we are a network of 37 schools, educating around 27,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference. We also incubate start-up programmes (Ark Ventures) that improve the education system.

We offer:
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • We are committed to providing high-quality professional learning throughout your career with us and offer a variety of training sessions and experiences designed to meet your needs
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans available for season tickets or a bicycle and gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym

How to apply: Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. Applications to be submitted by 10am on Monday 30 November but please note: we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

Interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Ark Schools are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce, with a broad range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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