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Head of Finance (Truro & Penwith)

Appointment from 1 September 2024

Full Time

We are one of the highest performing colleges nationally on all courses at all levels, rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced finance professional to join our team. We are seeking a confident and personable Head of Finance to lead our dedicated finance team and contribute to the ongoing success of our financially secure college.

With responsibility for leading and supporting a team of Finance staff to provide a high-quality service to students, staff and relevant external agencies, the Head of Finance will manage the implementation of the College financial strategy, targets and budgets. This will include all aspects of our finances, including reporting, budgeting, forecasting and decision-making, ensuring compliance with policy and regulations. The successful candidate will organise the day-to-day operation of all financial arrangements including the production of associated financial reports, statutory reporting and assurance management.

The finance team is highly experienced, and the successful candidate will be joining a strong, stable and welcoming team, who deliver excellence in our core financial processes and reporting. Your expertise will also help drive sustainable improvements in the College’s financial and business performance.

To apply for the role, you will ideally be a fully qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA/ CIPFA) with experience of leading and managing a finance team. The role would suit an individual looking to develop their career in leadership and broaden their skills in a financial management and strategic direction. Strong candidates who are qualified by experience will also be considered. You will have a strong finance acumen and excellent communication skills, with experience of leading on all aspects of financial management and reporting, audit and risk, governance, and financial budgeting capability. Critically, you will also have the skills and desire to help colleagues across the College improve financial and business performance and to shape our ongoing financial strategy. Applications from outside education are welcome. All required support and training will be given.

If you are interested in this position and would like the opportunity for a conversation with the Chief Financial Officer, please email and we will arrange an agreed time. Interviews for this position will take place week commencing 8th July 2024.

We offer a generous package with benefits including up to 28 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays and College closure days, Local Government Pension Scheme entitlement, relocation package, free on-site parking as well as a variety of other on-site benefits and discounts.

Job Details

Salary - £46,637 - £53,450 per annum
Closing date - 04/07/2024 12pm
Location - Penzance, Truro

Curriculum Vitae are not accepted, Application Forms only. Successful candidates will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date.

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