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Croydon 9.16 miles
£45,000 per year
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Friends of the Earth
London 2.84 miles
Regional £23,757 - £24,957 London £25,651 - £26,851 per annum (pro-rated)
Goodman Masson
City of London 1.72 miles
£45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
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London, Greater London 4.57 miles
£60,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Ivy Rock Partners are thrilled to be working with Haberdashers' Aske's Federation in their search for a new Financial Controller.

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation are a multi-academy trust consisting of four secondary and five primary schools, dedicated to serving their communities, by providing children and young people the best education possible, to equip them for their adult lives.

They are looking for a strong Financial Accounts skill set to support the Finance Director in the delivery of all statutory reporting for the Federation while maintaining the highest standards of financial controls.  Ensuring that all financial systems used within the Federation are maintained, accurate and produce timely management information.

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job:

Statutory & regulatory accounting

  • Manage the preparation of the Financial Statements and the subsequent audit process through to satisfactory completion of the annual audit
  • Be the lead for all audit work and liaise with internal and external auditors and staff on all relevant matters
  • Prepare monthly VAT returns and submissions of regulatory returns required by the EFA
  • Assure compliance with internal controls, to include identifying, enhancing and implementing internal control improvements
  • Remain fully appraised of all financial rules and regulations that govern us, actively monitor EFA and DfE guidance and initiatives to ensure the Federation remains compliant with regulation and reporting requirements

Systems

  • Ensure the accounting and purchase order systems are maintained and are set up to deliver timely and meaningful management information
  • Ensure all other systems such as online banking, payment runs and other governance arrangements are up to date
  • Oversight of the AP process to ensure the process runs smoothly and that any queries are dealt with accordingly

Payroll

  • Ensure all payroll tasks, set up and reporting are carried out in a timely manner and all necessary reconciliations are done
  • Ensure all staff changes are formally approved as per internal controls
  • Line manage the Payroll Officer

Committees

  • Support the FD with the preparation of  all relevant papers, documentation and analysis for the Board, Finance Committee, Audit & Risk Committee and any other relevant Local Governing Bodies
  • Attend the Audit & Risk Committee and Finance Committee meetings

Other accounting & control duties

  • Ensure all controls across the Trust are in place and work as required
  • Ensure key balance sheet accounts are reconciled and follow up any review points from these reconciliations
  • Oversight of the school debtors ensuring that an accurate listing of debtors is maintained and that problem debts are dealt with accordingly
  • Lead on all accounting activities for the trading subsidiary and liaise with the schools to ensure that all records and invoices are accurate
  • Work with the Management Accounting team to ensure all capital projects are managed and correctly accounted for and that funds are correctly identified at inception
  • First stage review and approval of business cases to support capital expenditure
  • To manage the treasury function and produce short, medium and long term cash flow forecasts
  • Ensure financial policies and procedures remain fit for purpose as the Federation grows by monitoring, reviewing and developing them as necessary
  • Manage and develop the Financial Accounting team
Additional documents
FC Job Specifications (.docx)
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Ivy Rock Partners Ltd

Launched by Michael Quest in October 2019, Ivy Rock Partners is a values-driven recruitment agency dedicated to the ...

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Posted on: 29 November 2021
Closing date: 21 December 2021
Tags: Finance
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