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Head of Finance

North East England

  • Reference: 387294
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £37,000-£47,000

  • Location: County Durham

The Organisation

Nigel Wright are delighted to support the Advance Learning Partnership source their new Head of Finance in a fully centralised finance team. The ALP are a multi-academy trust who manage seven schools in the region. The role will be based at the ALP Head Office Whitworth Park Academy.

The Role

Some key features of the role include:

  • Submitting all financial returns, including budget forecasts and annual accounts.
  • Producing monthly management accounts with analysis, and ensuring month end deadlines are met.
  • Due diligence around financial reporting as mandated for multi academy trusts.
  • Supporting the CFO in ICFP (Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning) processes and ensuring fiscal sustainability of the schools.
  • Developing risk management strategies.
  • Line management of a finance manager who in turn manages a team of three.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following traits - this list is not exhaustive:

  • Five years' experience in a finance role.
  • A qualified accountant - e,g, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA - or part-qualified working towards qualification, or significant experience.
  • Experience of producing written reports and statutory returns.
  • Able to lead a team and display strong financial leadership.
  • Excellent financial analysis and the ability to interpret financial data.
  • Self-starter with a positive attitude and work in ways promoting equality, diversity and responsibility.


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