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Head of Finance

Truro and Penwith CollegeTruro

We are one of the highest performing colleges nationally on all courses at all levels, rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ and a TEF Gold provider. Due to retirement an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Finance to become a part of this strong, successful and financially secure college.

With responsibility for leading and supporting a team of Finance and Payroll staff to provide a high-quality service to students, staff and relevant external agencies, the Head of Finance will manage the implementation of the College financial strategy, targets and budgets. This will include all aspects of our finances, including reporting, budgeting, forecasting and decision-making, ensuring compliance with policy and regulations. The successful candidate will organise the day to day operation of all financial arrangements including the production of associated financial reports. The finance team is highly experienced, and the successful candidate will be joining a strong, stable and welcoming team, who deliver excellence in our core financial processes and reporting. Your expertise will also help drive sustainable improvements in the College’s financial and business performance.

To apply for the role, you will ideally be a fully qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA/ CIPFA) with experience of leading and managing a finance team. Strong candidates who are qualified by experience will also be considered. You will be a strong accountant with developed financial reporting, management accounting and financial modelling capability. Critically, you will also have the skills and desire to help colleagues across the College improve financial and business performance and to shape our ongoing financial strategy. Applications from outside education are welcome. All required support and training will be given.

We offer a generous package with benefits including up to 28 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays and College closure days, LGPS, relocation package, free on-site parking and a variety of on-site benefits and discounts.

Closing date: 12 Noon, Monday 15 March 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing: 29 March 2021

Curriculum Vitae are not accepted, Application Forms only. 

Successful candidates will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date. 

Follow the link for an application pack and further details or contact us on 01872 305000.

Truro and Penwith College is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo a Criminal Record (DBS) check and past employment checks.

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