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Group Finance Manager - Education

Location: MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE Salary: 49000 - 55000 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Finance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3107041
We are delighted to be able to support a leading Group of Educational Establishments with their search for a Group Finance Manager.  They have a total income between £30m - £40m. This role will be based in South Manchester with financial responsibility for other sites based in Greater Manchester, Merseyside & Lancashire.

Duties will include:

- Taking Operational responsibility for all areas of Finance in order to contribute to the achievement of the educational vision
- Supporting the Chief Financial Officer in the management of the Finance function to enhance its effectiveness and promote the highest standards of Financial management
- Taking a lead role in the delivery of growth strategy in due diligence work for new prospective Educational Establishments wishing to join the Group
- Playing a key part in examining business efficiency of a variety of operational structures
- Assisting in the performance management, mentoring and development of the Group's Finance teams
- Being highly visible to Colleagues & Senior Management by visiting all Group sites on a regular basis

Experience / Qualifications required:

- Ideally a Qualified Accountant who is educated to Degree level
- Proven track record of effective financial management across multiple sites or as part of a large organisation
- Experience of recent working in a Public Sector environment, preferably mainstream Education, would be highly desirable but not essential
- Experience of managing within an Operational and / or Financial role at a Senior level
- Must be able to demonstrate competence within a professional, highly regulated framework and delivery of results
- Must be able to successfully manage a fast-changing, fast paced environment

Hours of work are 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday (36.25 hours per week). You will be required to work during school holidays.

This role will pay a salary in the region of £49,000 - £55,000 + excellent benefits package.

This is an amazing opportunity to work for a recognised leader in the field of education who are very well connected in the local community.

If you're interested in this role, please send my your CV by 12:00pm on Thursday 12th October. They will look to hold interviews week commencing 16th October. An offer will be made shortly after the interview process is concluded.

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