Chief Finance Officer

Plymouth, Devon
Negotiable J – K (£41,967 - £51,396)
10 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Job Role
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Head Of
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

The new Chief Finance Officer role offers an exciting opportunity to join the Learning Academies Trust, driving the development of its finance function and operations during an exciting period of growth. We are seeking a capable, professional and experienced Chief Finance Officer who is an experienced leader who can inspire confidence, facilitate change and motivate other staff within the Multi Academy Trust.

This challenging role will involve working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the Headteachers and will be responsible for all aspects of Finance within the Trust and schools within the Trust.  With experience of working in a change environment, you will lead and manage a small team to develop an efficient and effective finance function of the Trust as well as being personally involved in both the strategic issues and the day-to-day operation.

The successful applicant will hold a Master’s degree or equivalent, be ACA, ACCA, CIPFA qualified or working towards and hold Level 4 AAT or equivalent and have Schools Finance experience as well as a commercial background. You will be commercially astute and able to translate visionary concepts into practical implementation plans. You will be responsible for the detailed accounting processes and have extensive experience of developing and applying financial models, strong negotiation skills and be aware of legislation impacting on Multi Academy Trusts – such as those affecting the financial framework, payment of salaries, pensions and provision of benefits.  

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated leader who is committed to the transformation of lives through education, ensuring that the Trusts finance function enables delivery of its vision to deliver outstanding outcomes for every student. You must be accurate and able to stay calm under pressure.

For more information and an application form please visit our website

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017 at noon.

The Learning Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced DBS screening appropriate to the post