Assistant Financial Controller

Posted 15 June 2024
Salary £45000 - £50537 per annum + Pension, generous holiday allowance
Job type Permanent
Discipline Accounting & Finance
Contact NameJoanna Engel

Job description

Our Client, a Learning Trust is looking to recruit an Assistant Financial Controller to join the team on a permanent basis. The Assistant Financial Controller would be reporting into the Trust Financial Controller and would be a highly motivated individual with strong attention to detail. Previous experience working for an Academy Trust/School.

Duties of the Assistant Financial Controller include:

  • Assist with budget monitoring and operating of Trust school accounting data.
  • To deputise for the Financial Controller when required
  • Budget monitoring across all schools within the Trust ensuring the schools uses its funding wisely and continues to gain value for money.
  • Ensure the transactional accounts of the Trust are accurate and in a fit and proper state for the Director of Finance, Internal Scrutiny Process, and year end External Audit
  • Ensure the finance ledger is accurate on a daily basis during the academic year.
  • Overseeing accurate processing of invoices by the transactional team, as directed by the Finance Controller
  • Prepare and distribute the departmental/cost centre/budget holders reports as frequently as requested by the Financial Controller and Director of Finance
  • Adhere to the Finance office month end deadlines and task list.
  • Prepare VAT monthly returns in readiness for the authorisation by the Finance Controller
  • Carry out routine invoicing for school lettings and financial management of the Trusts Charge cards.
  • To quarterly update the Fixed Asset register across all schools in the Trust to meet budget monitoring and the year-end requirements.
  • Monitor the use of asset and make recommendations on value for money.
  • Committed to new skills development and CPD.
  • To carry out any other duties as requested by the Finance Controller, Principal Finance Officer, and Finance Director

Requirements for the Assistant Financial Controller include:

  • A proven track record of excellent financial management and administrative services at a senior level.
  • Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA
  • Experience of accounting software and Management Information Systems.
  • Are familiar with Academy School Financial management and governance
  • Are able to work independently, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in financial budget management, monitoring, reporting and account reconciliation.
  • Possess excellent communication skills, including written skills.
  • Use initiative and take direction from the Trust Senior Finance Leadership Team when necessary.
  • Previously work experience within a learning trust or secondary school would be advantageous.

Benefits include, pension, generous annual leave entitlement, cycle to work, employee assistance programme, medical cash plan.