Head of Finance, Greater London

£43000-£46000 per annum plus benefits

Posted 4 weeks ago | ref: 191381

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We are working with a Further Education College in South-West London to appoint a permanent Head of Finance. The finance department provides effective, professional financial services and advice in support of the financial Corporate Objectives of the college.


The department is responsible for the complete range of duties associated with an FE College finance department. These include the treasury, accounting, financial management and budgetary functions including the following services:

  • Income (including cashier and fees collection)
  • Payments
  • Payroll and Pension reconciliations and year end returns
  • VAT and Corporation Tax
  • Statutory Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting 


Role responsibilities

The postholder will manage the Finance Department of the college comprising approximately 6 staff. The Department is divided into 3 teams responsible for:

  • Accounting and Budgeting (Production of Accounts, Capital and Revenue Budgets, Management Accounts and other budget monitoring reports, Treasury Management)
  • Financial Services (Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Cashier, Insurance, Taxation
  • Campus redevelopment project


The person & qualifications

  • Experience of finance system development

  • Successful experience at middle management level or of working in a Senior Finance Adviser role.

  • Have an up to date knowledge of accounting policies and principles and accounting standards.

  • Highly developed financial reporting and management skills

  • Qualified Accountant


 For a full job description of informal conversation please contact Matt on 0115 911 1136 or mbates@protocol.co.uk


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