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Finance Director

  • Location

    Berkshire

  • Job Function:

    Finance

  • Sector:

    Education

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £85000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matthew Dowson

  • Contact email:

    matthew.dowson@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH2154_1716205684

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    18 August 2024

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Matthew Dowson

We are excited to be working with a Not-for-Profit in Berkshire to recruit a Finance Director. This role is paying £70,000 - £85,000 per annum, plus incredible benefits (listed in the advert).

This Not-for-Profit has a strong focus on well-being, diversity and inclusion, offering a service to that inspire confidence and inspiration to the community they serve. They are looking for a Finance Director to support the organisation on this journey. They are close to train and bus links, offering free parking on-site for those that drive.

Finance Director:

  • Be part of an Executive Leadership Team with oversight of the Financial Strategy for the organisation.
  • You will oversee Finance, IT, Facilities and Health & Safety.
  • Manage a small team.
  • Overall financial management for the organisation.
  • Production of the financial reporting.
  • Prepare annual budget and offer budgetary control throughout the year.
  • Ensure the organisation is meeting financial regulations, accounting standards and statutory requirements.
  • Oversee the external audit, managing the relationship with the external auditors.
  • Management of the Banks, DfE and ESFA and any other external stakeholders.
  • Act as Company Secretary.
  • Manage cash-flow and treasury management.
  • Ensure robust financial controls are in place to mitigate risk.
  • Develop income generation ideas.
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and wider ELT.

Finance Director:

  • It is essential you are ACA, ACCA, CGMA / CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent qualified.
  • You must have evidence working within a Executive Leadership Team, dealing with matters at Board level.
  • Previous experience within a Finance Director, CFO or COO position is essential.
  • Ideally, you will have strong knowledge of the Academy trust Handbook, understanding all areas of financial regulations and accounting principles.
  • Ability to think strategically, offering commercial value and income generating ideas to the organisation.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to oversee Finance and wider corporate resource functions.
  • Treasury, cash-flow and contract management is essential.
  • It is ideal you have worked in a School or Multi-Academy Trust setting.

Finance Director:

£70,000 - £85,000.

37 hours per week.

30 days annual leave, plus 8 public holidays.

Enhanced sick and maternity leave pay.

Defined benefit Pension with the Local Authority.

Death in Service.

On-site nursery for children over 3 years.

School place for your child (must be over 2 years service).

Bespoke flexi-scheme.

Hybrid working.

Free parking.

CPD allowance.

Private Health care.

Well-being groups.

Free Gym.

EAP Programme.

Paid staff parties.

Cycle to work scheme.

Discount cards for shopping, holidays and recreational activities.

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.