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Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director
Contract Type: temporary
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
REF: MTF14971_1564501672
Contact Name: Matt Funge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Finance Manager
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
£55,000 - £65,000
Immediate start
Temporary with opportunity for permanent

The role
Our client, a highly respectable independent school based in Hatfield, is seeking a Financial Director to join the team to take on overall responsibility for the management of the finances and also offer leadership to the wider Finance team. The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role, and will be able to effectively ensure that the Finance team process all day-to-day transactions accurately, and present/deliver reports to the Governors and stakeholders when required. There will be 3 direct reports in this role.

Key responsibilities
* Provide and prepare accurate cash flow forecasts to enable the school to manage its finances and identify and funding requirements well in advance
* Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts
* Liaise with the auditors and support them in undertaking their annual audit
* Preparation of Annual Accounts so that they can be submitted in a timely manner, and to the required standard
* Preparation and delivery of interim accounts
* Regular variance analysis against budget
* Preparation of the Annual Budget (alongside the Bursar)
* Submission of Statutory Returns as required
* Supervision of transaction processing using the chosen system (PASS)
* Take on the role of Systems Manager for the Finance team, including resolving any issues which may arise with the help of IT support
* Carefully review monthly salary payments, and arrange for the relevant BACS payments to be made once approved (including pensions returns)
* Daily management of Finance team staff, providing support and assistance where necessary

Experience and skills
* Formal accounting qualification
* Experience of financial legislation and regulations
* Strong communication skills
* Flexible approach to work
* Previous experience within a school is preferred

Monday - Friday 8:30am until 5pm, throughout the year

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.