Finance Controller, Harlow

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Latton Green Primary AcademyHarlow

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £50-£60k
Contract term: Permanent

Finance Controller 

NET Academies Trust

Salary: £50-£60k

Location: Harlow, Essex 

Contract:  Permanent, full time. Part time applicants would also be considered

NET Academies Trust, is seeking a dynamic and driven Finance Controller to join and support our leadership team. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Group finance, and will be expected to make a direct contribution to defining priorities that will shape the future of the Trust. Reporting directly to the COO, you will manage a team with direct reports based remotely at each of our geographical clusters across the UK. 

The Financial controller will play a pivotal role in the central team, supporting the COO and the CEO by providing outstanding professional leadership for all financial aspects of the trust. The candidate must:

· be an effective qualified accountant with leadership experience

· have a good practical understanding of financial management

· be solutions orientated and willing to adapt to change

· be able to work in a busy pressurised environment with competing and changing priorities

We are looking for a financial accountant to look after the Trust’s accounts, VAT returns, preparation and submission of regulatory returns required by ESFA and manage the audit process.  The role will also reporting to the finance, audit, HR and pay committee as well as the trust board. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic finance professional, with a formal accountancy qualification to join a values driven multi-academy trust and to be a key participant in its growth strategy. Our intention is to expand operations in the South East, this role is to support the organisation to fulfil its vision and will be based at Latton Green Primary Academy. 

You will create robust budgets and forecasts, ensure financial records meet compliance standards, provide analysis and insight to support decision making, will lead and support key projects and ensuring financial sustainability. 

To be successful you will need a proven record of delivery at a strategic financial level, coupled with a track record in developing high performing teams and individuals. Naturally, you will have advanced analytical and problem solving skills as well as the ability to switch from macro to micro. 

Personable and professional, with superior technical knowledge you will be more than capable of engaging and influencing people at all levels through excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will be joining a highly innovative, inspirational and ambitious organisation. We are seeking an outstanding leader who will drive performance to support our educational vision. 

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check. 

For an application form, job description and person specification please access our website

If you would like further information about the post, please contact Jen Taaffe 

Closing date: 25th September 2018

Provisional Interview date: 28th September 2018

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More about Latton Green Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 421567
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