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Finance Manager

Michael Page
Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, England
GBP51000 - GBP59000 per annum
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

This role will provide support to the finance function of the Academy Trust by assisting with all aspects of development and effective operation of financial systems and procedures.

Client Details

My client is a large academy trust which supports a variety of primary, secondary and special needs schools across the North of England.


  • Provide high quality financial advice and guidance to Business Managers, budget holders and the Senior Leadership Team
  • Support the Regional Finance Director in the preparation and implementation of financial forecasts, business plans, reports and returns
  • Update, monitor and maintain the Academy's financial procedures and standing orders, ensuring staff comply with them and that they are compliant with the Trust's own policies and procedures, advising the Regional Finance Director of any potential breaches or non-compliance across the Academy
  • Provide high quality financial advice and guidance to school business managers, budget holders and the Senior Leadership Team
  • Support the Regional Finance Director in monitoring all budgets and the productions of regular comprehensive management reports to ensure efficient and effective control of income and expenditure complying with Trust's financial regulations and public procurement regulations at all times
  • Support the Regional Finance Director in the preparation and implementation of financial forecasts, business plans, reports and returns, etc., to ensure the strategic development of the Academies, and long term sustainability of the budgets
  • Support the Regional Finance Director to ensure that the finance systems reflect the latest accurate position, month-end close and finalisation of management reports are made in a timely and accurate


  • Professional accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA)
  • Experience within a school environment (desirable)
  • Excellent leadership, communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record of building strong personal relationships and credibility at senior level across all internal functions

Job Offer

  • Up to £59,000 pa
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment.
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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