Group Finance Manager, 183 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BU

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Academies Enterprise Trust183 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BU

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Generous salary which is negotiable for the right candidate
Contract term: Permanent

Academies Enterprise Trust is the largest multi-academy trust (MAT) in the country with a national network of over 60 primary, special and secondary academies across England. Under new leadership, with an entirely new executive team and new Trust Board members, AET is now a radically different organisation.  School improvement, governance and finance have been overhauled as part of a trust-wide programme to reform and renew AET and, as such, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

We are committed to making sure that AET provides a professional, high quality and consistent finance service to our academies to support AET’s vision to become not just the biggest, but the best national MAT.  Children are at the heart of everything we do, and it is our mission to provide first rate education that enables them to thrive in the whole of their lives. This must be supported by efficient, rigorous financial control.   To help achieve this we are building a new central finance team, which means we are recruiting to a number of roles.

Working directly for our newly appointed Deputy Director of Finance, this is an exciting opportunity for a driven and passionate Finance Manager to support, develop and drive forward the operations and management of the financial and business functions across the trust. The Group Finance Manager will be integral in managing a high quality central finance provision and control environment

This is an important role at a time of significant change for the Trust and there is plenty of scope for the successful candidate to play a pivotal role in shaping the future finance function.

As a qualified accountant, you will provide strategic and operational financial advice which enable academies within the group to optimise the use of all available resources in a manner which is supportive and complementary to the overall objectives and the effective functioning of the academies. 

AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy and succeed in an inspiring educational environment, with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. You will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible. 

Closing date: Monday 12 November 2018

For an informal discussion or for an application form, please contact Phil Southern, Goodman Masson by telephone on 020 7019 8866 or email 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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More about Academies Enterprise Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 947 5700
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