Finance and Operations Business Partners X2

(X1 East Anglia & X1 West Midlands)

Salary £43,000 - £48,000 pa (dependant on experience)

If numbers are your thing, this may interest you!

We are looking for two Finance and Operations Business Partners, one based in East Anglia and one based in the West Midlands, to work closely with our primary schools in those areas. 

The world of finance is a niche one where the brave prosper and safeguard the financial status of the Trust. Quite frankly, the Finance Team make sure we have enough money to keep our schools solvent, continuously improving, whilst making sure everyone gets paid!

This role will also support the Operations function as required in that they support the relevant directors within the area in which they work.

So the question is, do you love numbers, using spreadsheets and making things add up? Would you relish the opportunity to work in a diverse team and most importantly make a REAL difference to the financial stability and ultimately the education and life chances of the children and young people of our communities? This roles entails all of these elements, plus lots more, and you’ll be part of a larger finance family who realise the importance of their roles and the difference they make!

The suitable candidates should ideally be either a qualified or part qualified accountant. More important than qualifications though they need to match numeracy and attention to detail with a positive and energetic approach. They will need to be able to forge good working relationships with stakeholders and have the ability to juggle conflicting priorities whilst still smiling! Financial management duties will include budget work, forecasts, variance analysis, day to day accounting and reporting alongside providing advice and guidance to schools in relation to the many situations that arise on an almost daily basis that have financial implications. 

Based in one of the schools in their region, the postholders will also have regular contact with Head Office in London and we can offer the opportunity to work alongside highly experienced colleagues within a supportive framework, providing opportunities for professional development and growth. No two working days will be the same and hard work goes alongside a sense of fun and comradeship amongst the central team. 

The postholders will need to be able to travel regularly to the schools within their cluster in order to build relationships and provide first hand support and guidance to them.

If you’re interested in this role please take a look at our Job Pack and feel free to contact us for further information or an informal discussion

Closing Date: 9am Monday 04 February 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 11 February 2019

The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including a Barred List and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Why work for the Elliot Foundation?

A career in the Elliot Foundation is one full of opportunity. We pride ourselves in offering a variety of comprehensive learning and developmental opportunities for our team, and we are continuously looking at new and innovative ways to support staff at all levels. To date, these have come through partnerships with Universities, internal development courses, mentoring and shadowing.

Partnership with eTEACH

We’re pleased to confirm that we now partner with eTEACH, who are a leading recruitment provider within the education sector. 

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