GLF Schools are looking to appoint a Regional Finance Manager supporting the schools within our South and East region.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join one of our regional finance teams and, ultimately, to make a difference to the outcomes of the children and young people attending the schools within our Multi Academy Trust.
The Regional Finance Manager will work as part of the regional finance team, led by the Regional Finance Partner, to deliver an expert service to our schools, including:
- managing the delivery of the monthly financial reports
- overseeing transactional processing within the academies
- preparing and monitoring budgets
- liaising with school-based colleagues as required
This role will be working specifically with the schools in our South & East region (Chestnut Park Primary, Floreat Wandsworth, Meridian High School, De Stafford School, Hillcroft Primary, Marden Lodge Primary, Warlingham Village Primary, Whyteleafe Primary, Lime Tree Primary, Merstham Park School, Merstham Primary, Salfords Primary, Forge Wood Primary, Southgate Primary and Kilnwood Vale Primary).
The successful candidate will be based at one of our regional offices at de Stafford in Caterham or Kilnwood Vale Primary School in Horsham.
GLF Schools currently has 41 schools located in Surrey, Wokingham, Croydon, Oxfordshire and West Sussex. Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within the GLF family of schools. We believe that every child in our schools can achieve the highest academic standards whilst enjoying a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.
What we are looking for
- Qualified/Part Qualified Accountant, or demonstrable commitment to qualify
- Experience of producing financial accounts using financial systems
- Experience of working within the education or charity sector
- Experience of working within a Finance Department
- Experience of using PSF Financials
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community, yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
- Continuous Professional Development
- Work life and family friendly policies
- Flexible Working
- Staff Wellbeing
- Career Pathways and Talent Management
- Staff Benefits
- Community and Collaboration
- Valued Worker Scheme
Starting salary: Senior Specialist - £30,000 - £35,000 FTE
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time 36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (We are happy to discuss flexible working options with interested candidates.)
Start date: ASAP
Advert Closing Date: 10th May 2021
Interview Date: W/c 17th May 2021
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.