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Financial Controller

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  • Sector:

    Not for Profit

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  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matthew Dowson

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    08 April 2024

  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Matthew Dowson

We are supporting a Not-for-Profit in Northamptonshire to recruit a Financial Controller. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is already a people manager of a central team within the Charity or Academy Trust sector. Paying £70,000 - £80,000 plus a very attractive benefits package.

Our Northamptonshire client currently has circa 30 schools within the Trust. They support c20k pupils with over 2000 employees. This organisation values a team-focused environment offering to all their pupils and staff the best platform possible to be successful. Their offices are close to local transport links and offer parking on-site.

Financial Controller:

  • Oversee the financial management for the Trust.
  • Management of the central finance team, inclusive of payroll.
  • Prepare the statutory annual accounts.
  • Complete VAT, HMRC and ESFA returns.
  • Ensure the monthly management accounts are timely, accurate and reviewed.
  • Produce monthly cash-flow forecasts, monitoring cash and investment returns.
  • Oversee end-to-end payroll, inclusive of compliance requirements to HMRC.
  • Lead with the annual budget.
  • Oversee the fixed asset register.
  • Assist the CFO to develop the financial strategy.
  • Ensure the Trust is aligned to the Academy Trust Handbook and other related regulations.
  • Lead with the external audit.
  • Provide financial input to IT, Estates and Capital projects.
  • Implement new financial processes and procedures to improve efficiency.
  • Review the finance software and systems.
  • Manage contacts with external suppliers.

Financial Controller:

  • You must hold a full CCAB or CGMA/CIMA qualification.
  • At least 5 years experience overseeing a finance function within the Not-for-Profit sector.
  • Knowledge or previous oversight of payroll.
  • Previous experience leading the external audit.
  • Ability to evidence involvement with financial strategy, budgeting and financial appraisals.
  • You must have experience preparing statutory accounts.
  • Proven experience monitoring cash flow and investments.
  • Ability to commute 2-3 days per week into the Northamptonshire office.
  • Ideally you will have a good understanding of the Academy Trust Handbook.
  • Ability to deputise for the CFO where required.

Financial Controller:

£70,000 - £80,000.

31 days annual leave, plus 8 public holidays.

Local Government Pension Scheme.

Hybrid working.

Flexible working.

Parking on-site.

Main office close to local train station.

Sick pay.

Health care plans.

CPD Allowance.

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