Finance and Accounts Manager

Location Oakham
Discipline: Ex Forces / Military, Accountancy & Finance, Office & Commercial Support
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £negotiable plus enhanced employee pension scheme
Contact name: Edward Jepson

Contact email:
Job ref: EJaccman
Published: 18 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

We are currently recruiting for an Finance & Accounts Manager for a prestigious organisation covering a large site with a mix of stunning historical and modern buildings, all set on stunning grounds.

The Finance & Account Manager manages the Finance Department team of eight staff who provides the accounting function for all the departments within the organisation.

As Finance & Account Manager you will maintain and improve financial controls as well as producing monthly management accounts. You will also support with financial planning and budgeting, prepare year-end figures for audit and submit financial reports and returns.

What you will be doing day-to-day:

  • Maintaining appropriate and effective systems and procedures for financial control, in line with regulatory and audit requirements and agreed policies

  • Reviewing and responding to any control weaknesses identified through audit or other procedures and checks

  • Assisting with annual budget preparation

  • Ensuring accurate and timely monthly cost reporting to budget holders

  • Monitoring departmental and project expenditure

  • Proactively liaising with budget holders to minimise overspends

  • Investigating problem areas and ensuring the Finance Director is kept closely informed of developing financial risks

  • Training of and support for budget holders.

  • Ensuring agreed financial reports, returns and management information are produced, agreed, and submitted in line with agreed internal and regulatory timetables.

  • Providing the Finance Director with summaries for audit and statutory accounts disclosure purposes.

  • Ensuring accurate and timely preparation and distribution of termly fee bills

  • Undertaking a structured programme of credit control.

  • Ensuring accurate and timely submission of Gift Aid claims to HMR&C.

  • Leading and motivating the Accounts team, and developing technical skills in department staff

Who we are looking for: 

  • Qualified accountant preferably ACA, ACCA, or CIMA

  • Experience in financial and management reporting and budgeting

  • Experience in managing a team and is someone who is personable, supportive, and can motivate and work well within in a team

  • Strong IT skills, including MS office products, and in particular Excel spreadsheets, including scrutiny and analysis of data

  • Experience in financial systems in the independent school sector is desirable

  • Confidence to query information and ability to be assertive when necessary

  • Possessing the capacity to analyse and improve systems and working practices

The successful candidate will have access to the generous Pension scheme, Free Gym membership, Private Healthcare, and free staff lunches.

This Finance & Accounts Manager vacancy is being advertised on behalf of RecruitME who are acting as a recruitment agency.

RecruitME is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and embraces applications from all sections of society, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender identity, sex, disability, marital status, religion, or belief.

RecruitME is also committed to working alongside veterans and ex-servicemen and women.