About the role

The post of Chief Finance Officer is an essential and central role responsible for the Trust’s strategic and operational finance services.

The post-holder will report to and be line managed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It is essential that the successful candidate is a highly motivated, inspirational and respected leader with an outstanding track record in financial management.

The successful applicant must have a thorough understanding of strategic and operational finance and business planning and will lead on all matters relating to financial compliance within the Trust. You will be required to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including reporting regularly to a Board of Trustees and meeting with Headteachers, Local Governing Bodies, as well as Local Authority officers, and professional associations and trade unions.

As well as being a qualified and experienced accountant, you will have an excellent understanding of how complex multi academy trusts operate within the ever evolving educational and political landscape.

You will be an excellent communicator, a team player who is able to work under pressure and manage effectively. The role is diverse. Not only will you be fulfilling statutory functions in accordance with the Academies Handbook, you will also be responsible for managing all finance operational matters across the entire Trust.

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