Head of Finance (FInance Manager, Accountant) TAME61685
Our client in Ashton-Under-Lyne Greater Manchester, is a diverse and vibrant further education college that offers a wide range of course including A level and advanced level vocational study programmes, Apprenticeships and adult courses up to degree Level. They aim to give all students an exceptional experience.
They believe in excellence and back that up with high expectations, a superb working environment (as part of the Vision Tameside £100 million+ accommodation strategy) and outstanding teaching. They also believe that attending college is about more than achieving a qualification, important though that is. This is why they aim to give learners every opportunity to develop their full potential in a supportive and friendly environment.
Joining our client as a temporary Head of Finance (Maternity cover), you will be responsible for managing and overseeing the work of the College Finance team.
Working with VP Resources to maintain, develop and improve financial accounting and financial management systems and information, you will take the lead for financial forecasting and reports, internal budget management, overseeing financial control procedures and must produce (with guidance from VP Resources) the annual budget and accounts.
Taking on a range of associated Finance responsibilities including Procurement, VAT, Insurance and Risk management, you must contribute to the financial plan, ensuring that any key assumptions included in medium term financial planning and annual budgets are robust and appropriate. Providing advice to all managers concerning financial planning and budget setting and managing the main finance office and associated finance staff; ensuring that key everyday finance functions operate efficiently and effectively.
Our client is looking for an enthusiastic, resilient and highly motivated individual with Literacy and Numeracy to at least Level 2, who holds a degree (or equivalent) and is a full CCAB qualified member of a professional accountancy body.
You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development for self and others and have held a financial management post in a complex organisation for a minimum of three years. You will be experienced and be a strong team player with excellent communication skills.
Our client has an excellent reputation and this is a real opportunity for you to make a difference in people’s lives.
Come join them on their journey to outstanding!
Closing date for applicants: noon, 16 April 2018
This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.