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Academy Head of Finance

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    Accounting and Finance, Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £52000 - £58000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ben Love

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  • Contact phone:

    0115 922 2240

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Ben Love

Academy Head of FinanceMulti Academy Trust | Nottingham 

Cherry Professional has been engaged to recruit this exciting and pivotal position as Head of Finance for an established Multi Academy Trust in Nottingham.

This is a unique opportunity to join a successful Leadership Team responsible for developing strategy and leading business transformation. 

This is an influential position within the organisation, reporting to the CFO.  As Head of Finance you will provide sound finance support to Project, Procurement, and Operational Teams. The successful candidate will support their peers promoting a commercially astute culture across the organisation. 

It is an exciting time to join the Trust as it pursues its ambitious strategy to innovate, invest and expand its footprint with more Schools. 

What will you be responsible for? 
* Management of a small Finance Team - 3 direct reports 
* To lead the provision of an effective, comprehensive and responsive financial management service for the Trust
* Overall responsibility for producing consolidated management accounts for the Trust and prepare monthly management accounting packs for Trustees and ELT consisting of management accounts, forecasts, cashflow and balance sheet.
* Overall responsibility for consolidating all budgetary plans – both annual and long term
* Acquire, analyse and evaluate available data and use to inform planning, practice and review producing a variety of statistical information as and when required.
* Working in conjunction with the CFO the post holder will focus on income maximisation across the Trust including reviewing new opportunities for funding and grants.
* Preparing and presenting business cases of varying levels of complexity including for new courses, equipment spend and recruitment of staff

Your Experience...  
* Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA)
* Experience of working in a School / Academy Trust / Higher Education 

The Benefits... 
* Salary up to £58,000  
* 35 Days Holiday 
* 21% Pension 
* Flexible working - Home & Office based 

Jobs you may have applied for may include Financial Controller, Head of Finance, Finance Manager, Academy Financial Controller. 

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