Finance Manager 9 month FTC

Michael Page Finance
England, Surrey, Guildford
£50000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
Dec 22, 2021

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Finance Manager
Education & Training
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Finance Manager 9 month FTC for leading Surrey Education sector organisation

Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA Accountant required

Client Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join undoubtedly one of Surrey's most prestigious organisations within the Education Sector on a 9-month fixed term contract basis.

As a member of the Financial Planning and Reporting team, the role of Finance Manager will provide organisation wide management accounting information including accurate forecasting, analysis, reporting and budgeting which will be used to inform fact-based decision making that will directly impact the organisations financial sustainability.

The post holder will provide professional leadership on all financial and related issues within their assigned business area. The post holder will contribute to and influence the development of the strategy for their area in line with the wider organisation's strategy, recognising that this will directly impact the organisations financial sustainability.


Accountable for the preparation and analysis of the monthly management accounts, forecast and Income and Expenditure and Capital budget/plan for their business areas. They will provide business finance support to budget holders, own the numbers and have an understanding of the drivers of the variances, presenting at the Finance internal review meeting.

Create, review and challenge business cases, options appraisals and external returns including capital expenditure for their business area.

Be an active member of the Finance Department and senior management teams for their assigned areas, representing Finance in the development of strategy. Educate non-Finance staff in Finance processes while establishing a strong and effective control environment within their business area

Assist in designing and implementing all internal financial reports pertaining to their business area, ensuring accuracy and robustness of all information. Regularly review management accounts with key stakeholders to understand drivers

Identify continuous improvement opportunities in processes, reporting and cost saving

Cultivate a culture of value for money. Providing Business Finance support and analysis within their respective business area

Accountable for leading and delivering month end, forecasts and management information for their assigned area

Prepare and own annual budget and forecast profiling

Report on month end, forecast and budget outputs at senior management level, offering guidance and developmental support where identified.

Engage with key stakeholders to produce the business areas budget, capital plan and financial plan which will be submitted to Executive Board

Networking and building strong business relationships with the organisations senior managers to influence decision making

Analysing, reporting and acting upon key management information. The post holder must have an enquiring mind and will provide and interpret financial information to ensure fact-based decision making to optimise the financial position

Identify, lead and deliver continuous improvement opportunities and propose improvement plans for internal management reports to ensure the needs of all stakeholders are met. When approved, work with colleagues to design, create and implement.


ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Accountant

Experience of the education sector

Relevant management and leadership experience

Short notice period

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role, which may include broader sector/commercial awareness

Proven ability to build excellent working relationships / partnerships with business areas

Job Offer

25 days holiday

Generous pension scheme

Hybrid working week

Subsidised canteen

Free parking

Very friendly team

Good chance this opportunity will become a permanent one


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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