Accountant (FQ) with a passion for Education and welfare of local children. A wonders, outstanding environment, and facility! Dynamic growth opportunity in a growing Trust! 
Birmingham ! You will assist the CFO in all things Accounts and Finance related and supervise an accounts administrator

We are looking or someone on the up in this full-time role who would thrive in this type of Trust / Education facility / Environment!

A competitive salary – superb benefits and a really strong well-being orientated role and environment.

Brilliant working hrs : 0800 – 1600 and 0800-1500 on a Friday – 33 days holiday inc BH and a banked hrs scheme for extra days off.
You must be fully qualified and have superb relationship building skills and be pro active in your approach to the role!
START ASAP! (Post notice)

The Mission:

  • To support the overall financial sustainability of the Trust through the preparation of accurate management accounts and budgets for the benefit of the executive team, academies, and trustees.
  • To be an Integral part of the finance team responsible for ensuring accuracy, completeness, and high standards of financial information at all times.
  • To assist in timely production and issue of Trust management accounts, other statutory reports and ad-hoc analysis as required under the guidance of the CFO, to ensure the best educational and financial delivery is obtained within the schools’ budgets.
  • To contribute to and follow best practice and to ensure that work is completed in compliance with relevant legislation
  • To assist in the preparation of monthly financial reports, analysis, and updates for the schools, Headteachers and the CFO, as required.
  • To supervise and support the finance team, providing advice, guidance, and training to upskill where required.
  • To be responsible for supporting all schools in the Trust.

Key Responsibilities: (Some of an not limited to)

  • To assist and support in the production and distribution of timely and accurate monthly Management Accounts, Income & Expenditure and Financial Information as specified by the CFO.
  • To prepare and maintain Treasury Management records and documents
  • To assist and support in the preparation and processing of Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • To assist and support in the Cash Flow Statements
  • To assist and support the CFO in all matters associated to the preparation of internal and external Financial Audits, Annual Accounts Return and Year End Processes.
  • To assist and support the CFO in the preparation and maintenance of annual and 3 year plan budgets and reforecasts.
  • To assist and support the CFO in completion of all the end of year certificates (including for example Teacher Pensions) for the academies, including collating the necessary information for the audit of the certificates. 
  • To assist and support the CFO in all matters associated to grants, bids and capital activities and to provide financial information relating to the reporting academy bids for additional funds or grants.
  • To assist and support in the preparation of all VAT126 Claims and reporting.
  • To lead and co-ordinate the submission of insurance claims and act as the main contact with the insurance providers, ensuring each policy is renewed in a timely manner to ensure there are no gaps in cover.
  • To understand and provide monthly analysis reports on variances.
  • To assist and support in the processing of income and expenditure transactions
  • To assist and support in the production of treasury reports and cashflow statements and forecasts.
  • To assist, process and complete Bank Reconciliations.
  • To manage daily queries from Budget Holders.
  • To create and maintain new suppliers, customers and financial system ledgers.
  • To maintain records for Trading income and Debt Reports and for the chasing of Debt.
  • To supervise and support the Finance Assistant(s) with the processing transactions, providing advice, guidance and training on an ongoing daily basis.
  • To oversee timely completion of all month-end processes with the Finance Assistants, for approval by the CFO.
  • To act as an approver in conjunction with Financial Scheme of Delegation and areas of responsibility
  • To complete credit checks on suppliers prior to the award of contracts for capital works and multi-year service agreements.
  • To reconcile suspense accounts.

A genuinely brilliant role – good work life balance and an all action fully qualified accountant role for an ace communicator looking to add real value to a wonderful Trust organisation (and school)

Tagged as: Accounting/Financial/Insurance


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