Finance Manager

Posted 3 months ago by Twenty 4 Seven
Tonbridge
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Job Description

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and motivated individual to take up the post of Finance Manager. This role will support the Head of Finance and Budget Holders in all aspects of financial processes.

The successful candidate will have a positive and flexible approach while managing a diverse and demanding workload and be highly motivated, enthusiastic, analytical and innovative.

This role provides the opportunity to be part of our expanding, progressive and forward thinking school, and to be part of a friendly, supportive and talented staff team, committed to providing an excellent education for every child.

 

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day and strategic financial management of the School, working closely with the Head of Finance and the Trustees.

The successful candidate will have a positive and flexible approach while managing a diverse and demanding workload and be highly motivated, enthusiastic, analytical and innovative.

They will also need:-

·        To hold or be working towards a financial qualification;

·        To have a good working knowledge, understanding and experience of schools’ funding;

·        Successful leadership and management experience;

·        Excellent organisation, administration and record keeping skills and an eye for detail;

·        Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels;

·        Be an effective team member who will motivate and inspire others and help shape the Finance

Manager role;

·        Experience of working in a school setting is also desirable;

·        This role provides the opportunity to be part of our expanding, progressive and forward thinking school, and to be part of a friendly, supportive and talented staff team, committed to providing an excellent education for every child.

·        In the absence of the Finance Director, take delegated responsibility for financial decisions in the cluster.

·        Oversee all matters relating to payroll, including; HMRC queries, National Insurance, benefits in lieu of pay, Give as You Earn schemes, liaising with the payroll provider as necessary.

·        Ensure that appropriate controls are in place and robust checks are made in relation to the monthly payroll.

·        Act as lead contact for employer pension matters and scheme administration for the Teachers’ Pension and Local Government Scheme, including auto enrolment, opt outs and annual returns.

·        Take responsibility for managing financial inspections by internal and external auditors and other bodies, and taking action on any recommendations made.

·        Ensure that any tax obligations are discharged correctly and effectively.

·        Work closely with the Operations Manager to produce, maintain and review the risk register and take action to address any high risk areas.

·        Ensure prompt and efficient completion of monthly, quarterly and annual returns, as required by the NET Academies Trust, the EFSA, Local Authority, pension schemes and HRMC.

·        Act as cost centre manager for specific budget areas.

·        Take responsibility for all aspects of finance, payroll and pensions to contribute to the achievement of the educational vision for the academy.

·        Plan, manage and actively promote change in accordance with the academy’s strategic plan.

 

What you need to do now:

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