Deputy Schools Finance Team Manager

Solihull Metropolitan Council
Dickens Heath
13 Apr 2018
01 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an excellent opportunity for a Deputy Schools Finance Team Manager to join our busy schools finance team.

Job Share considered - 18.5 hours per week

As Deputy Schools Finance Team Manager, you will:

  • Take a lead role in ensuring that all corporate financial requirements are delivered throughout the financial cycle, ensuring that budget setting, forecasting, final accounts and government returns meet a consistent minimum standard.
  • Have responsibility for a portfolio of schools, supporting and advising a range of stakeholders with their financial matters.
  • Support the Team Manager with service delivery and development, analysis and financial evaluation of Directorate proposals and projects.

You will have:

  • Full Membership of the MAAT (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a school, local authority finance team, or similar finance environment.
  • Excellent technical accounting skills including experience of annual budgets, year end forecasts and close down of accounts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

In return we can offer a challenging and varied role, and provide the opportunity to have a direct impact on the quality of education provided in the schools in your portfolio.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme - a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including a staff discount card
  • As this is an essential car user post you will be entitled to car parking and a mileage rate of 45p per mile.

To apply please visit our website.

If you would like an informal chat about this role, please contact Linda Sheridan.

Interview Date: w/c 7th May 2018