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Finance Director

Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
£57,084 to £62,547
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
We are seeking a fully qualified, experienced Finance Director, who is keen to bring their outstanding financial management skills to our diverse and inclusive school community. Finance Director Surrey, KT2 5PL Full Time, Permanent £57,084 to £62,547 pa dependent on qualifications and experience Closing date: 9.00 am Monday 26 September 2022 Planned interview date: Week commencing 3 October 2022 Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK The Tiffin Girls School is a selective state secondary school with an excellent financial track record, providing an all-round education rated Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2021. The school prides itself on encouraging students to aspire to excellence in everything they do, whether that be: academic excellence, a passion and enthusiasm for the creative and performing arts, sporting prowess, or student leadership. The strong team of highly qualified staff have extensive and varied experience. Both teaching and non-teaching staff share a commitment to high standards of learning, discipline and care for the personal wellbeing of each student. We are currently looking for a qualified Finance Director to join our team. Responsibilities will include: Supervising the academy s computerised finance accounting package ensuring that required back-ups are carried out and kept securely Establishing appropriate working relationships with all Governors (especially the Chairs of Pay & Personnel, Finance & Contracts Committees and Audit and Risk Group) and staff, including the Headteacher and the SLT Liaising with other academies /selective schools for peer support and benchmarking as appropriate and to undertake responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up to date with developments related to school efficiency which leads to improvements in the day to day running of the school Maintaining awareness of, and commitment to, the academy equal opportunity policies in relation to both employment and service delivery Undertaking all other duties as required commensurate with the grade of the post The successful candidate will be: Able to demonstrate expertise in sound financial management that is compliant with financial regulations including Education & Skills Funding Agency requirements An excellent team player, working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation and with key stakeholders Able to demonstrate initiative in identifying cost efficiencies and income generation opportunities Experienced in liaising with auditors Qualified member of ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, or CIPFA Highly organised, trustworthy and reliable, and able to manage a complex workload The successful candidate will be accountable to the Headteacher and should be committed to providing high standards of accuracy within the role, with the ability to communicate effectively to staff and stakeholders. A passion and desire to support the school s aims, further develop a strong team, promote compliance with financial controls, drive financial efficiencies as well as provide financial guidance, direction and support to staff is essential. Previous experience in an education setting would be an advantage; however, proven experience of general financial management and budget preparation and monitoring is essential. In return you can expect: The opportunity to join the welcoming staff body 25 days annual leave A generous local government pension scheme How to apply for the role: If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click apply today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form. The Tiffin Girls School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history, online searches and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check. You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please. Other suitable skills and experience includes Finance, Finance Manager, Finances, Education Finance, Accounts, Accounts Management, Accounts Manager, Accounting
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  • Job Reference: 707257035-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Tiffin Girls School
    Tiffin Girls School
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • Salary: £57,084 to £62,547
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent