Robert Half

Senior Finance Manager/Business Partner

Recruiter
Robert Half
Location
England, Oxfordshire, Oxford
Salary
£45000 - £50000 per annum + 43 days annual leave, 13% pension
Posted
09 Jan 2019
Closes
06 Feb 2019
Ref
06490-0010779654
Contact
Craig Kilminster
Qualification Level
Fully qualified, Newly qualified
Professional Membership
AAT, ACA (ICAEW), ACCA, CIMA
Contract Type
Permanent


Are you an ambitious accountant with a collaborative mindset and a desire to drive efficiency in a fast-paced culture?





Robert Half International have been engaged in exclusive partnership with Activate Learning to recruit a Senior Finance Manager, based in Oxford.



The salary will be between £45,000 and £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience), plus excellent benefits that include 35 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and on-site parking.



ABOUT THE COMPANY



The Group has a turnover of approximately £54m and is focused on doubling this in the next year. Growth is targeted through acquisition, organic growth within apprenticeships and higher education, development of International opportunities (focusing on India, China, South East Asia and the Middle East), a growing online capability and leveraging the property assets and 'back office'.



This position sits within Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET), a multi-academy trust established by Activate Learning. Born to deliver excellence in education and transform lives through learning by providing exciting and innovative education for young people. Activate Learning is the sponsor for ALET, which is run with the support of a number of industry and academic partners.





ABOUT THE ROLE



A newly scoped position to support the Head of Finance. This is a fantastic opportunity offering autonomy, as well as opportunities to further your skill set and progress within a rapidly expanding organisation. A role geared towards partnering with stakeholders of varying levels through to the senior leadership team. The main responsibilities will consist of:

  • Support and partner with ALET leadership team including headteachers, CEO's and senior stakeholders to ensure understanding and deliver of financial/business targets
  • Prepare monthly management reports; providing accurate and timely information in adherence to strict deadlines
  • Carry out financial analysis to interrogate performance and recommend areas for improvement
  • Support the business planning process, focusing on areas of risk and ensuring group objectives are met
  • Visit the schools on a regular basis to build strong relationships with the head teachers and other stakeholders
  • Prepare claims for capital and other funds
  • Support managers and wider staff to develop commercial awareness
  • Provide ongoing training on financial systems for key stakeholders
  • Assist with preparation of year end statutory accounts








REQUIREMENTS



This is a role that will evolve and develop in line with the successful candidate:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills with clear examples of working with senior stakeholders both finance and non-finance
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified (or equivalent accounting qualification)
  • Innovative and collaborative approach to assisting the delivery of financial performance
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • An educational background would be advantageous but not essential






SALARY & BENEFITS



The salary will be between £45,000 and £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience), plus excellent benefits that include 35 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and on-site parking.





For further information please call Craig Kilminster on 01865 249393 or email at





PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO ROBERT HALF





Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice

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