Chief Financial Officer

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Sir John Deanes College
Location
Northwich
Salary
60000-60000
Posted
23 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Mar 2021
Ref
375189665
Job role
Accountant
The Sir John Brunner Foundation, a Multi-Academy Trust, seeks to appoint an exceptional Chief Financial Officer to join the Executive Leadership team. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of circa £60,000 per annum.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Executive Leadership Team as The Sir John Brunner Foundation continues to develop with additional schools joining the Multi Academy Trust. The Chief Financial Officer will take a lead on the due diligence, application process and bringing additional schools into the Trust.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for the proper financial conduct of The Sir John Brunner Foundation. You will be a trusted, reliable and credible member of the Executive Leadership Team, providing advice on strategic financial issues and be responsible for promoting the Foundation's long term stability and financial sustainability through strong and innovative financial management.

Your responsibilities as our Chief Financial Officer will include:

- Directing the financial affairs of The Sir John Brunner Foundation in order to maximise effectiveness and ensure financial stability as the Foundation grows

- Supporting the CEO in the strategic leadership of key non-educational functions across the Foundation

- Ensuring compliance with the finance related requirements of Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), Academies Financial Handbook and Statement of Recommended Practices of the Charities Commission

- Preparing Foundation level financial management information, production of statutory and regulatory financial returns, ensuring corporate and regulatory compliance and governance best practice

- Conducting comprehensive financial due diligence on any school considering joining the Foundation and advise the Board on all associated risks

- Overseeing and managing the conversion of all new schools joining the Foundation, liaising with the ESFA, solicitors and banks as necessary and provide support to each school as appropriate

- Leading a comprehensive financial management and accounting service to support the Foundation in the development, operation and control of Foundation business

- Ensuring strong systems, controls and procedures are developed and operated to safeguard and account for all resources, assets and funds across the Foundation

- Working closely with the Chair of the Audit Committee

Our ideal Chief Financial Officer will have:

- A good degree level education

- A recognised accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA, or CIPFA)

- Significant post qualifying experience and in depth professional knowledge acquired through experience

- Experience managing significant financial resources with a strong understanding of relevant regulatory frameworks

- Experience of effective management of a team

- High level of IT competence, literacy and numeracy skills

- Experience of using and supporting others in the use of financial software packages

- Ability to analyse data to inform strategic decisions

- Ability to influence, encourage, challenge and inspire others

Benefits available to our Chief Financial Officer include:

- Local Government Pension scheme - employee contributions vary between 5.5% and 9.2% dependent upon level of salary.

Employer contributions are currently 19.95%

- Free on site car parking

- Free Wi-Fi access

- Funding for training and development

- CPD events throughout the year

- Long service awards

- Access to counselling/EAP service

- Eye care vouchers

- Access to health plan

- Access to Occupational Health service

- Family friendly policies

Closing date: noon on 10th March 2021

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Chief Financial Officer please click 'apply' today, we'd love to hear from you!

The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical screening questionnaire. The College will also carry out a Disclosure and Barring check

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