Financial Controller, Lincolnshire

£49,079 - £54,794 per annum

Posted 1 month ago | ref: 276239

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Protocol are proud to be working with an established FE college based in Lincolnshire in their search for an experienced Financial Controller for a permanent position with a salary of £49,079 – £54,794 per annum

Recently rated as “good” by Ofsted in 2024, this college welcomes 4,500 students through its door each year with over 250 courses on offer. This college prides itself on being able to maximise each students potential and with amazing resources and spaces including fantastic new facilities on offer. 

At this college, they want you to gain more then just gaining a qualification, this college gives you a chance to learn about yourself and who you want to be. Through its dedicated teaching staff and fantastic support staff who helps each student on their learning journey.

We are working closely with the college Senior Leadership in their search for an experienced Financial Controller to provide a comprehensive, high quality and professional financial management control service to the college. 

Role responsibilities

  • To lead and manage the finance department, providing guidance, mentorship, and fostering a collaborative and results-driven work environment.
  • To ensure the ongoing development of the finance team and motivation and encouragement of their development through effective performance reviews
  • To lead the Finance Business Partners in providing proactive financial guidance to the various departments, aligning financial strategies with organisational goals
  • To support the Chief Operating Officer in the development of the financial strategy to support the college’s strategic and operating plans.
  • To support with the development of the annual budget, forecasts, and financial plan for the college, including the production of draft budgets and draft quarterly forecasts, and to liaise with budget managers to ensure that plans effectively support the delivery of the strategic and curriculum plan.
  • Development of a process to report and manage in year financial performance through providing of timely accurate impartial financial advice and information to ensure that the college meets its objectives.
  • Manage and forecast college working capital requirements and cash in line with available banking facilities and business plan needs, developing banking relationships which support the college’s objectives

The person & qualifications

  • Hold a full member of a CCAB Insitution (ACCA/ACA/CIMA/CIPFA (or equivalent))
  • Senior finance experience within a large / medium sized complex organisation
  • Experience and knowledge of the principal finance functions including financial planning, budgeting, producing final accounts, management accounts, project appraisal, investment management, performance management, procurement, costing and internal and external audit
  • Establishing and managing financial systems, including the application of information technology to the finance function
  • Significant technical knowledge and experience in accountancy

As a Disability Confident business we warmly encourage applications from people with disabilities. Protocol is committed to offering opportunities to people from diverse communities. If you have specific requirements or adjustments please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.

About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.