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Senior Finance & Business Consultant – Based in London

Competitive salary + benefits

To provide high quality strategic advice and guidance to our customers. The post holder will be joining a professional team of experts, working independently in a variety of schools and academies with an expectation to deliver a high standard of expertise in strategic financial management.

This role will be working in a selection of maintained, academy or free schools. The workload is varied and is blended to suit the customer.

This position requires someone who can fit into a variety of situations, listen, understand and interpret information in a calm and consistent way, providing solutions, advice and guidance ensuring our customers feel supported every step of the way.

  1. Understand education strategic direction and provide leadership in strategic and financial planning
  2. Prepare and contribute towards short, medium and long term financial plans
  3. Advise on the most effective use of resources
  4. Advise on contract and risk management
  5. Provide clear financial information advice and guidance to Headteachers, Board of Governors/Trustees
  6. Prepare and submit statutory returns
  7. Prepare and submit annual budgets to LAs/EFSA as appropriate
  8. Prepare and submit monthly management accounts and attend meetings where required to discuss the financial position of the establishment
  9. Meet with auditors where required
  10. Perform admin reviews to improve resource efficiency
  11. Carry out independent verification of private fund accounts
  12. Provide training in financial processes, systems and management
  13. Ensure regularity, propriety and value for money is achieved through the management of public funds
  14. Ensure delegated financial authorities are respected
  15. Provide advice and guidance on fit for purpose policies and procedures
  16. Provide support, guidance, information and challenge to schools and academies
  17. Manage customer and team relationships in a professional manner
  18. Provide advice and guidance on procurement and tenders
  19. An understanding of education finance trends is required to ensure you have up to date knowledge to communicate to our schools and academies
  20. Responsibility for keeping up to date with current changes in education legislation and guidance
  21. Build and maintain strong relationships with customers and colleagues, anticipating and managing concerns and ensuring key people are engaged. Any concerns must be reported to your line manager immediately.
  22. Maintain accurate records, ensuring that all information relating to schools is kept confidentially and filed inaccordance with SBS guidelines
  23. Ensure communication flow with Finance Lead for additional work carried out that exceeds the customer’s contract
  24. Time management of workload and managing expectations of our customer’s contracts.
  25. Identify new opportunities within the Education Sector and discuss with your line manager.
  26. Provide support and advice to other team members as required.
  27. Attend and contribute to all team/office meetings.
  28. Maintain level of personal skills and knowledge through CPD.
  29. Finance systems used include PS Financials, Sage, FMS, RM, Corero (training can be provided)

Any additional duties commensurate with the post as specified by your line manager.

Closing date 18th October 2019.

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If you are interested in the role please download an application form from above and send a completed version to us at or via post to SBS House, Marshes End, Upton Road, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7AG

SBS is always interested in hearing from professionals within our industry, so if you feel that you have something to offer SBS please email or call 0345 222 1551 • Option 5.

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