Greater Manchester Academies Trust (GMAT/the Trust) is comprised of Manchester Communication Academy (MCA), Manchester Communication Primary Academy (MCPA), and North Manchester Initial Teacher Training centre (NMITT). The Finance team for the Trust sits within Corporate Services, which is headed up by the Finance Director, and which includes Site Management and HR, as well as financial services for the Trust.
The Finance Manager role will have a clear focus on managing the Finance team within this structure.
The Finance Manager (FM) helps to develop and articulate the vision, values and ethos for the Trust by ensuring the Trust has appropriate financial, administrative, and procurement systems in place.
The FM will help to ensure compliance with all financial requirements as per the Academies Financial Handbook, oversee the delivery of robust and effective financial procedures and accurate financial information to the Trust, and work closely with internal and external auditors.
They will support the Finance Director to develop best practice financial management and budgeting, looking to achieve best value in the use of public funds, and to develop ‘outward looking’ traded services.