Financial Controller

University of Chichester (Multi) Academy TrustWest Sussex

The University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust was established in 2012 and has a central Finance team working alongside our schools to provide a high quality and much valued finance service to our 910 staff, located across 15 schools in Portsmouth, Hampshire and West Sussex. The Trust offices are located in the beautiful grounds of the University’s Bognor Regis Campus.

The Financial Controller has a key role as operational lead, delivering strong financial management and comprehensive financial reporting with a solution focused approach. Providing advice, guidance and support to senior leaders with budget management, statutory and other financial reporting, you will prepare monthly management accounts as well as consolidated accounts, that contributes to driving forward the Trust’s vision and delivers its Financial Strategy. 

As a growing and evolving Trust, you will thrive on continuous change and be resilient in a fast-paced environment. You will be a qualified accountant with a recognised accountancy body, either CCAB or CIMA. You will contribute, add value and help shape not only our Financial provision but the whole Trust.

Refer to the Job Profile, including person specification for further information or, if you would like to discuss the role with the Trust informally, contact Paul Jackson, Director of Finance and Operations, at  To discover more about the Trust and the mission, vision and values we share with our academies go to

To apply please complete the Trust’s application form and send to by 9am on the closing date.  Alternatively, please apply online through the University of Chichester website 

Closing date: 29 September 9.00am

Interview date: Week commencing 4 October 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of all relevant pre-employment checks.

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University of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust

West Sussex

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