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Finance Manager

Location: EALING, LONDON Salary: 38970.00 - 41270.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3099623
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A highly successful, academically selective Independent school in West London are looking to add a Finanace Manager to their team. This exciting role is a great opportunity for a well qualified Finance manager to join the schools support team.

You must  be ACCA/CIMA qualified.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post , including checks with past employers and the DBS.

To be responsible for the provision and maintenance of the school’s financial and accounting support service, within the overall legal and regulatory framework and in accordance with GDST policies and procedures. To oversee GDST Enterprises within the School

1. Management of resources and administration
a. Assist the Director of Finance and Operations to prepare the School’s annual expenditure budget in accordance with GDST guidelines and give financial advice and information to budget holders.
b. Prepare the spring budget forecast (update of annual budget).
c. Manage the schools financial administration in accordance with the GDST's financial accounting procedures, and using specified computerised financial management systems, to ensure that adequate records are maintained, that all expenditure delegated by the GDST to the school is properly controlled in relation to the approved budget, and that any problems are brought immediately to the attention of the Director of Finance and Operations.
d. Monitor expenditure against budgets at specified intervals (including staff costs if required), produce and present reports, financial summaries and returns as required by the GDST, Head and Director of Finance and Operations to inform decision-making.
e. Manage finance related to Bursaries and Scholarships (if required).
f. To be responsible for the management of the COMPLEAT Purchase Ordering system
g. Oversee the management of the School’s direct payment systems.
h. Prepare Financial Report for Governors termly meeting (as required).
i. Ensure that the school and GDST databases are updated regularly to enable data retrieval to provide accurate and effective reporting as and when required.
j. Manage the operation of the school and GDST purchase invoice systems, process receipts and payments including petty cash, carry out banking as
required, and prepare bank reconciliations as
required. Manage the reconciliation of Credit Cards
and Pre-Payment Cards.
k. Manage processing of orders for services to the
school, ensuring ‘best value for money’ by applying
an annual review of quotations for all services and
l. Prepare monthly, annual and periodical financial
returns and claims, including VAT returns, for Trust
Office as required.
m. Undertake month end and end of year school budget
procedures including accruals and prepayments.
n. Act as the point of contact for external and internal
audits, ensure that records and reports are
maintained to comply with audit policy.
2. Leadership & management
a. In liaison with Director of Finance and Operations,
recruit, induct, develop, deploy, motivate and
appraise staff for which responsible to ensure that
they have clear expectations of their roles, and that
high performance standards are achieved and
b. Foster a service orientated, ‘can do’, approach and a
culture of support within the team, ensuring that there
are mutually supportive working relationships
between academic and support staff.

This job description should be seen as enabling rather than
restrictive and will be subject to regular review.

The ideal candidate will be calm, flexible, approachable aptitude with the 
Ability to solve problems, make good judgements and take decisions 
Ability to work under pressure 
Demonstrate commitment to the improvement and development of
own performance
Have the confidence to train and advise the and school based staff
on all aspects of Local Financial Management

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