Head of Financial Services

  • Location: South East
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Discipline: Accountancy and Finance
  • Benefits: 30 days leave plus Bank Holidays, Local Government Pension, Free On-site parking (subject to space/permits), Wellbeing
  • Posted: 22 March 2024
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Annual Salary £60,000.00 - £75,000.00 plus excellent benefits

We are seeking an experienced Senior financial professional with proven management of a varied corporate service function.

The main roles and responsibilities will be:

  • To deliver robust monthly management accounts and the annual group statutory accounts, with clear audit opinions
  • Developing and maintaining systems of internal financial control, and pursuing measures to ensure they are adhered to
  • To deliver finance KPIs set by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
  • To develop the finance function, seeking efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of the finance, payroll and procurement functions;
  • To deliver Group single and multi-year budgets, plus accurate in-year reporting of forecasts and budget holder actions
  • To provide technical finance & procurement advice and guidance to the Group
  • To ensure all finance related regulator returns are completed accurately, and submitted on a timely basis
  • To Support the SLT in producing documentation in line with the Strategic plan.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role is essential (FE experience not essential)
  • Experience of production and review of financial reporting i.e. Monthly Management Accounts & Statutory financial statements
  • Experience of providing financial returns in an regulated sector.
  • Experience of delivering financial information to non-finance audience.
  • Writing board papers 
  • Multi-year Cash flow management
  • Experience of developing appropriate financial systems
  • Experience of budget setting and 3-year financial planning at organization and departmental level
  • Knowledge of Procurement & Payroll guidelines 
  • Up to date understanding of Finance and Funding (Income) regulations for FE & HE



  • Salary - £60,000 - £75,000 depending on experience
  • 30 days leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Local Government Pension
  • Discounted on site Hair and Beauty facilities
  • Free Eye test and contribution towards glasses for VDU users
  • Enhanced sick pay and family (subject to policy terms)
  • Free breakfast on campus (Term time only)
  • Free On-site parking (subject to space/permits)
  • Wellbeing and health support
  • Cycle to work scheme

Apologies but we can only accept applications from candidates that have the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

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