About the role
Finance Business Partner
We are delighted to be working with a large North-East based trust looking for a Finance Business Partner specialising in management accounts. The role presents a fantastic opportunity to advance your career.
In the role you will provide support to the Chief Finance Officer in the provision of an efficient and responsive financial service.
This role will be based from the central head office in Newcastle. Travel across the North East is part of this role.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The role is to work closely with various academies in Sunderland and Durham, creating an active partnership with operations and regional/school leadership teams.
The role is to provide real-time support, analysis and be a trusted advisor, adding value and supporting decision making.
The role will be to support all financial aspects of our academies in Sunderland and Durham including but not limited to:
Supporting the budget setting and forecasting process
Preparation of monthly management accounts including detailed variance analysis to budget and forecast, advising on any trends which may have an implication on budgets
Balance sheet reconciliations
Presentation of management accounts to Principals and Business Managers on a monthly basis
Presentation of financial information at local governing board meetings on a termly basis
Supporting academies to achieve best possible educational outcomes and value for money through curriculum led financial planning and analysis
Supporting purchasing decisions and ensuring compliance with all Trust policies and public procurement regulations
Budget management, supporting budget holders and monitoring individual school spending and liaising with Business Managers, Principals and Executive Leadership Team to ensure ongoing awareness and control of budgets
Ensure internal financials controls are adhered to
Ensure accurate accounting records are maintained at all times
Ensuring appropriate security arrangements and authorisation of all credit card transactions
Support the financial and management accounting functions of the Finance team;
being a committed and professional team member
Work to tight month end deadlines and be prepared to work flexibly in order to
achieve team and academy goals
Produce financial information to Accounting Standards and in line with other
Ensure the operational workload is effectively managed to ensure finance service
standards are adhered to
Investigate and answer routine queries arising from budget holders,
management and other finance colleagues as well as external bodies
Create, develop and/or maintain complex accounting spreadsheets, as necessary
Contribute to the continuing development of the finance department to ensure
an excellent service to all academies within the Trust
Assist in the oversight of the payroll function
Assist in the review and evaluation of financial plans and procedures
Maintenance and ongoing development of financial systems
To oversee the preparation of sales invoices and collection fees
To undertake training
To develop and maintain relationships with staff throughout the Trust
To comply with any reasonable request from the Principals and Business
30 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays
Local Government Pension
Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
This is a fantastic opportunity to advance your career, if you think you have what it takes click 'Apply Now' and a member of the team will be in touch.