Chief Finance Officer

11 January 2019
Finance/Pensions, School/Academy Services
Full Time, Part Time
The Elizabethan Academy, Hallcroft Road, Retford, DN22 7PY
Competitive Salary based on Skills & Experience

As soon as possible / February 2019

Full Time or Flexible Working options could be considered, including Term Time Only Working

We have an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join The Elizabethan Academy, a 11-19 converter academy. Students and staff benefit from excellent facilities and bespoke continuous professional development.

The Chief Financial Officer is a key member of our Senior Leadership Team. They are expected to bring a modern, business-like approach to the leadership of the finance function, running it as a highly competent and efficient service. 

The Chief Financial Officer will provide advice on strategic financial issues and be responsible for financial management and for the leadership and management of the financial, IT and Office teams. They will develop and deliver a proactive, customer-focused service. 

The Chief Financial Officer is accountable for the accuracy and resilience of the Academy’s accounting practice, systems and data and is directly responsible for providing the required levels of competence and ownership of the financial operation of the Trust in its entirety. 

Responsible for all aspects of financial management, including payroll, the management of financial records, resource allocation and budget control, financial planning (strategic and operational), the financial management of projects, funding relationships with the funding body and other agencies and related contractual arrangements with external organisations. 

The post-holder will ensure that the systems and processes around the financial management and functions are efficient, reliable and quality assured through internal controls and processes, internal and external audit and remain a key feature of how well the Academy is managed. 

As a Key Member of the Senior Leadership Team, the CFO will report directly to the Principal and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the Academy. 

The Academy is committed to equality of experience for all staff and students. We operate safer recruitment, robust child protection procedures and require evidence of DBS clearance for all employees. Checks will also be made with previous employers.

Full details, including the job description, person specification and additional information about the school, are available and you may apply online by visiting or telephone Helen Upson on 01777 713705. 

Closing date for applications

10am Monday 21st January 2019

Interviews w/c Monday 21st January 2019

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