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Deputy director of Finance

New College Swindon have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Director of Finance to join the team.

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Salary: Up to £60,000 pa

Contract Details: Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

About us:

New College Swindon has gone through an exciting time of change since we merged with Swindon College to become one College. Also, with the up-and-coming development of the successful 20M bid of the Institute of Technology, opening in September 2021, which will be an inclusive centre for technical qualifications, higher apprenticeships, and training for key technical roles, it's a really great time to be joining us.

Deputy Director of Finance - The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance Department as the Deputy Director of Finance. You will play an integral part within the department where you will lead in all aspects of the College's financial budgeting/forecasting, preparation of monthly management accounts, payroll, and all transactional services. You will support the Deputy Principal Finance & Resources in developing and delivering the financial strategy for the College in support of the strategic plan, and to aid the underpinning of financial leadership at the College.

Deputy Director of Finance - Key Responsibilities:

- Support the Deputy Principal Finance & Resources in developing and delivering the financial strategy for the College

- Lead in all aspects of the College's financial budgeting/forecasting, preparation of monthly management accounts, payroll and all transactional services

- Support business-partnering to College leaders and budget holders through providing high-quality data and advice upon which sustainable financial performance can be generated

- Develop exemplary customer service practices throughout the finance function by providing strong, empowering team leadership

- Ensure that all external financial statements are prepared to the highest standards of accuracy

Deputy Director of Finance - Qualifications and experience required:

- Minimum of Level 2 qualification in ICT English and Maths

- Hold a full CCAB Professional Accountancy Qualification and Membership of relevant professional body (ACA, ACCA, CPFA or ACMA)

- Level 5 leadership qualification of willing to work towards whilst in post

- Experience of improving financial processes & systems to meet organisational requirements

- Experience of maintaining & improving financial risk management and controls across an organisation

- Experience or in-depth understanding of the financial and operating environment for FE colleges

Deputy Director of Finance - Benefits:

When you join us, you will have access to ongoing support, training, and development opportunities to further enhance your experience and skill set through our extensive CPD programme. You will have access to facilities and resources across the two campuses along with an extended support network of colleagues from a wide range of disciplines and industry backgrounds.

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this; we believe you should be rewarded. As a valued member of our team, in addition to a wide range of development opportunities, you will have access to a number of great benefits some of are listed below:

- Sodexo Retail Discount Scheme

- Excellent Pension scheme

- Generous Holiday Allowance

- Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme

- Free and confidential advice, information, and counselling service

Deputy Director of Finance - How to apply:

For a full list of our current opportunities go to our Career Page and click apply! If you know of friends or family who would be interested in coming to work for us please feel free to share with them and if you need more information please contact our HR team.

New College Swindon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview and by agreement.

Please note an enhanced DBS check will need to be completed to the satisfaction of New College.

If you have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the post, we would offer you a guaranteed interview under our ‘Guaranteed Interview Scheme'

On appointment, you will be placed at the salary point aligned to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, qualifications, previous relevant experience, current salary and market forces.

Please note that this vacancy may close before the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Closing Date: 11th May 2022

To submit your CV for this exciting Deputy Director of Finance opportunity, please press ‘Apply' now and await further instructions.

Wiltshire, England, UK