This post offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic professional to join a locality based multi-academy trust. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide leadership and management of all aspects of finance, as well as contributing to the strategic direction of the Trust.
All the work of the CFO will be rooted in ensuring benefit to the learners and communities the Trust serves. As a key member of the Executive Team, the CFO will play an important part in setting the direction of strategic development. This will include regular reporting to the Trust Board and the production of high quality reports to enable them to make informed decisions. The CFO will keep ahead of funding and legislative changes that apply to the education sector and will provide the Board of Trustees with strategic financial information to support decision making.
The CFO will be responsible for the operational line management of the finance function and managing all the financial accounting and transactional finance for the MAT, ensuring all systems are up-to-date and reporting is timely and in line with required annual financial returns. They will monitor financial performance and oversee the estates and capital development programmes. The CFO will drive change within the finance operation of the Trust, bringing greater efficiency in the way the Trust carries out its business.
In the current financial climate supporting schools to maximise income generation will be an important part of the role. The CFO will regularly visit schools within the Trust to develop a good working knowledge of those schools and how they serve their communities. They will ensure good use of resources by utilising and developing capacity from within the Trust and contracting from outside the Trust where this is not available.