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Senior Finance Manager - City, Birmingham, United Kingdom, B1


Senior Finance Manager

Location: Covering Birmingham region

Salary details: £42,000- £46,000 per annum depending on experience + plus career average pension scheme + other benefits

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week

Vacancy type: Permanent

Closing date: Thurs 17 Oct

Interview date: Tue 22 Oct

Are you a strong Finance leader who has a hands-on attitude? Do you want the opportunity to shape the financial output of the schools in your region?

If so we want to hear from you!

We have an exciting opportunity to join Ark as a Senior Finance Manager responsible for the Birmingham cluster.

About the role:

As Senior Finance Manager, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for ensuring high standards of financial management. You will be responsible for the operational finance of 3 academy schools in the Birmingham region.

This is a role where you have the opportunity to have input into the consolidation of the region's school reports, regional analysis and projects.

You will also have the chance for regular networking with wider finance professionals across the Ark network to share best practice along with exposure to key educational professionals and senior leaders in order to help merge the finances of the schools.

About you:

A financial professional with excellent communication skills and experience of building good relationships with other financial professionals, key contacts, suppliers and across the leadership teams.

Possess strong finance experience and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail ideally within education or a large or complex organisation.

You will be flexible and open minded in your approach and be prepared to take on future changes within the region as required.

Good IT skills, with specific skills using Microsoft Office applications.

You will proudly represent Ark schools in Birmingham.

About us:

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we are a network of 37 schools, educating around 27,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society, both in the UK and around the world.

We offer:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 11% employer pension contribution
  • Finance manager training and network days once a term
  • Access to a range of discounts through the Ark Rewards Scheme which includes reduced gym memberships, discounts at major retailers
  • Travel loans

How to apply:

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal.

Early applications are encouraged; we reserve the right to close this vacancy if we find the right candidate.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.