Financial Controller

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University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust, Head Office: Walsall Campus, Gorway Road,…
UWMAT Grade 8 SCP 34 – 37 £51,901 - £54,934
04 Oct 2021
25 Oct 2021
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Have you worked for a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) or Academy/School before?
Are you an experienced Financial Controller/Senior Financial Accountant?

If so, The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust has an amazing opportunity available for you.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and innovative Financial Controller to join us in our next phase of development. You will report to and be line managed by the Chief Financial and Operations Officer and work closely with the wider executive and leadership teams. In this role, you will have responsibility for the strategic oversight of the finance function across the Trust and will ensure high quality operational, effective and proactive service provision. You will be a highly motivated, inspirational and respected leader with an outstanding track record in financial management. You will also be an excellent team leader, managing a team of 4 committed finance staff.
You will support the Chief Financial and Operations Officer in managing the day to day operations of the trust finances alongside delivering all statutory reporting for the Trust and maintain high standards on controls. You will also ensure that all financial systems are maintained, accurate and produce timely management information.

This will include:
• Statutory and regulatory accounting including consolidation of management accounts • Systems
• Payroll
• Financial control
• Audit work
• Systems maintenance and management
• Development, monitoring and implementation of appropriate financial policies and procedures and regulations
• Supporting with the transition process of converting schools
• Leadership and management of the finance team

The successful candidate must be able to rise to the technical financial challenge, as well as being able to communicate effectively with senior leaders and finance and business colleagues, enabling the best possible outcomes for children.
Please see attached Job Description
Please see attached Person Specification
Closing date: Midday on 25th October 2021

Interviews: 10th November 2021

If you are seeking a fresh challenge, relish the opportunity to be part of building something special and want to make a real difference to the lives of young people, we would love to hear from you. Please contact for an informal chat leaving a contact number and our Chief Financial and Operations Officer will call you back.

To apply for the position, please complete an online application at WM Jobs.

The University of Wolverhampton Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We therefore expect all staff and volunteers to work to and within school policies and procedures, including safeguarding, child protection and health and safety.

This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to the interview, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

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Financial Controller Candidate Pack