Trust Accountant – Education – Sewell Wallis Ltd – Huddersfield

Sewell Wallis Ltd

Sewell Wallis are currently working with a Multi-Academy Trust in Huddersfield who are looking to recruit a Trust Accountant to join their finance function. Ideally you will be AAT level 4 qualified / PQ ACCA / ACA / CIMA with experience of budget setting in a medium sized organisation. Supporting the key leadership team across the Academy, your key responsibilities will include: – Preparing the annual budget and maintaining the 4 year budget projection plan Performing full month-end reconciliations and period closures, identifying any errors, and taking corrective action to ensure the trial balance and balance sheet are correct Monitoring the Academy’s income and expenditure throughout the year, comparing to budget Producing accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual management accounts and other financial information and reports as required, in a timely manner Meeting periodically with Headteachers to review the academy’s I&E and financial position (balance sheet) including regular review of cash flow Assisting in the preparation of the year-end financial statements and other periodic and statutory submissions e.g. Annual Accounts Return, VAT claims Preparing financial reports for the Headteacher/Local Governing Bodies and attend meetings to review those reports when required to do so Meeting periodically with the Trust CFO to review financial performance and KPIs across the academies Liaising with auditors and facilitating all audit requirements Implementing audit recommendations in full to an agreed timescale Overseeing all day-to-day transactions in the Trust and academies’ ledgers, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and conformity to Trust procedures and audit standard, reporting any issues to the CFO Conducting performance management for the finance officers and assistants within the academy’s PM cycle Provide training and support to other finance officers and staff when required, as new academies join the Trust Identifying and implementing improvements to the finance function to the benefit of the Trust, its academies, and their stakeholders Performing an exceptions report of monthly payroll and resolving all anomalies at each academy, obtain written approval by the headteacher of the finished payroll, and authorise payroll to run Collating the trust’s monthly VAT returns and prepare and submit a periodic claim to HMRC ensuring claims are full, complete, legitimate, and that are claims are received in good time Ensuring that all grant funding receivable by the Trust and its academies is received in full and on time Being the administrator for the Trust and its academies credit cards, including setting-up new card accounts for joining academies. When required, undertaking routine transactions in Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Cash Book, and Nominal Ledger Requirements AAT qualified (level 4) / PQ ACCA / ACA / CIMA Experience of financial management and budget monitoring in an academy school or similar Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with senior stakeholders Experience of managing a team. In return our client is offering an excellent benefits package and hybrid working. To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful. Sewell Wallis is a specialist recruitment company with a vast amount of experience in our industry we offer permanent, temporary and interim recruitment support for accounting and finance, human resources and business support positions. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds, we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy and finance jobs and human resources or business support positions

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