Deputy Head of Finance, Greater Manchester

£50,539 - £57,212 per annum

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Protocol are proud to be working with an established FE college group based in Greater Manchester in their search for an experienced Deputy Head of Finance for a permanent position with a salary of up to £50,539 – £57,212 per annum.

This College group have various campuses across the North West of Greater Manchester. Across all sites, each college prides itself on delivering the best teaching and learning possible. Each site has the same underlying values to give all students great opportunities and a guaranteed high-quality education. They all strive towards the same high values and quality standards, but each offer specific course routes supported by the very best facilities.

We are working closely with this college group’s Head of Finance who is currently looking for an experienced Deputy Head of Finance to act as the lead business partner and a key adviser to budget holders on financial issues, you will play a significant role in ensuring effective financial stewardship and seeking opportunities to improve systems and processes to enhance services provided to stakeholders

Role responsibilities

  • Play a key leadership role within the Finance Team, assisting to the Head of Finance and Chief Financial Officer in providing an excellent, customer-focused finance service, that supports the College to achieve its strategic aims and ambitions.

  • Manage the workload of the Business Partnering team, ensuring all tasks are completed in a seamless, timely and accurate fashion.

  • Assist in the development of the annual budget and medium term financial plan for the College,  including liaise with budget managers and the Senior / College Leadership Teams to ensure that plans effectively support the delivery of the strategic and curriculum plan.

  • Oversee the production of the draft monthly management accounts and quarterly forecast,  ensuring that accurate and detailed monitoring mechanisms are in place for both income and expenditure so that variances can be highlighted and explained at an early stage, to enable appropriate action to be taken.

The person & qualifications

  • Qualified as a full member of a main (CCAB / CIMA)  accounting body e.g. ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA, CIPFA, or having considerable experience of operating in a similar role

  • Experience of working in a management accounting role, including producing budgets and forecasts

  • Using and developing complex  spreadsheets and financial / management information  systems, to produce meaningful information and analysis for various audiences (finance and non finance)

  • Experience producing monthly budget  monitoring information / reports, including forecasts and explanations of variance for onward reporting to stakeholders

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.