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Finance Manager

Employer
Birmingham City Council
Location
Moseley School and Sixth Form College Wake Green Road Moseley Birmingham B13 9UU
Salary
(Actual) GR5 SP32 to SP40; £40,221 to £48,474
Closing date
15 Jul 2024
Reference
JOB001962

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Job Details

Start date: 1 September 2024

Hours per week: 36.5, All year round

Moseley School and Sixth Form
Wake Green Road
Moseley
Birmingham
B13 9UU
Telephone number: 0121 566 6441

Contact email: recruitment@moseley.bham.sch.uk

Contract type: Permanent  

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and innovative Finance Manager to join Moseley School and Sixth Form and help shape the future of the school from within our finance department. Moseley is a fast-paced environment with the finance team being an integral part in providing clear budgetary planning and management to inform both short and long term planning and to strategically maximise income utilisation and manage the budget to optimise the impact on student progress.

Core Purpose:

  • to ensure that the financial management within the school complies fully with the requirements of the Department for Education, Birmingham City Council (BCC), as well as all other relevant statutory and audit requirements
  • to maintain the school’s financial systems and ensure the provision of operational financial information to the Head Teacher, Business Support Manager, Leadership Team, Governing Body, and external bodies as required
  • to support the Business Support Manager with the strategic and operational development of the school’s finance systems
  • to ensure efficient and effective financial management of resources, in order to deliver the School’s Strategic Improvement Plan
  • to monitor, evaluate and continuously review the quality and effectiveness of financial operations within the school

Responsibilities – Financial Management:

  • to ensure the effective and efficient running of the school’s allocated budgets as delegated by the Headteacher
  • to produce the monthly budget monitoring reports
  • to ensure significant variances are investigated and corrective action identified and reported to the Business Support Manager
  • to produce month end and year end accounts
  • to ensure that IR35 checks are undertaken in line with HMRC requirements
  • to produce monitoring reports and supporting documentation for the Governing Body
  • attend Governing Body meetings to present financial information
  • to prepare and submit financial returns as and when required
  • to lead on the Schools Financial Value Standard
  • to produce draft budgets in consultation with the Headteacher and Business Support Manager
  • to oversee the administration of School Fund income and expenditure and to prepare the records for the year-end audit
  • to assist the Business Support Manager with maintaining and updating the school’s financial procedures and policies in line with BCC requirements
  • to an ensure audit trail exists for all financial operations & support financial audits undertaken
  • to oversee the Asset Management Register and ensuring it reflects a true and fair view of the School’s Assets
  • to post payroll journals on the finance system

Responsibilities – Line Management:

  • overseeing the work of the Finance Officer and in the post holder’s absence provide cover for this role
  • to be responsible for the line management including performance management and recruitment for this role

Responsibilities – Operational Activities:

  • responsible for processing the BACS payment file on at least a weekly basis, issuing payment remittances to suppliers
  • to ensure income is banked on a regular basis and that all transactions are entered onto the financial system in a timely and accurate manner
  • to ensure all bank accounts are reconciled on a fortnightly basis
  • to support the Community Facilities Sports Manager with processing the financial transactions related to the Sports Centre
  • to oversee the processing of claims for payment and reimbursement
  • to oversee internal journals and process virements as appropriate
  • to prepare and submit the monthly VAT returns in accordance with HMRC requirements
  • to prepare the monthly cash flow forecasts and reconciliation of the balance sheet
  • update budget projections half termly
  • to oversee the annual filing/storage of year’s invoices as per audit requirements and arranging for the disposal of financial records in line with School policy
  • to assist the Business Support Manager with reviewing contracts and suppliers to ensure value for money
  • to be the point of contact for all financial queries with external stakeholders and within the school and to resolve such matters, consulting with the Business Support Manager when appropriate to do so
  • to oversee aged creditors and debtors, ensuring suppliers are paid within agreed terms and highlighting any outstanding income reporting to Business Support Manager on a monthly basis

We welcome visitors to the school. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18 July 2024

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

How to apply

Please visit our school website recruitment page for further information regarding the role and details about our school.

Please contact the Recruitment Team if you would like further information regarding this role or the school in general please email us on recruitment@moseley.bham.sch.uk


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.
 

Company

Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk. When you have completed your application form this can be returned to bccHR@birmingham.gov.uk or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at: www.livingwage.org.uk.   

For the awards and support for our employees, please follow https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/169/job_vacancies  

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Telephone
0121 675 7070
Location
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham
West Midlands
B2 2XU
GB

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