Chief Financial Officer – SHARE Multi Academy Trust – Kirklees Council – Huddersfield

Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of SHARE Multi Academy Trust.

Due to retirement of the current postholder, the Board of Directors is seeking to appoint a Chief Financial Officer. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and highly successful trust, to help lead us in the next stage of its development. The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO and the board, to manage our finances effectively and help us achieve our strategic objectives.

The CFO will provide leadership to the finance management team for the efficient execution of both financial and management accounts, procurement of resources and services as well as fulfilling audit requirements to deadline.

The ideal candidate will:

be experienced in a finance leadership role;

have an understanding of the financial framework academy trusts operate within;

will be appropriately qualified and experienced, possessing accountancy qualifications from a recognised professional body, such as the ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA;

understand the principles of spending public money wisely in line with best value;

be an effective leader and communicator;

demonstrate proactivity, influence, honesty and possess strong communication skills.

At SHARE MAT, we aim to:

equip our staff to deliver their best every day, our belief is that ‘ Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best’ is the key;

provide a safe, attractive and stimulating learning environment for every learner;

ensure each academy will be financially robust, able to withstand future funding pressures;

ensure our pupils have access to the best learning resources available.

We offer a generous benefits and training package. We believe in investing and supporting our staff, as well as giving people ownership of their responsibilities. This is a role in which you will get the chance to thrive.

The central finance team is based at Shelley College, which is located within the beautiful surroundings of nearby Shelley village with panoramic views of Emley and the Holme Valley.

Closing Date is Monday 5th December at 9am.

Interviews will take place at Shelley College on Tuesday 13th December 2022.

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