CFO - Multi Academy Trust

  • Location:

    Bradford, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £100000 - £120000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Emma Dugdale

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Emma Dugdale

Sewell Wallis is delighted to be working with a high performing Multi Academy Trust with schools in Leeds and Bradford, who are looking to recruit an ambitious and forward thinking CFO.

This is a pivotal role which will form part of the senior leadership team where you will become embedded in the future growth of the business, leading the direction of the operational and strategic development of the Trust. This Trust are ready to embark on an exciting growth journey, where they are looking to double in size over the next 5 years. This opportunity would therefore really suit someone who is looking for a highly strategic position where you will play a crucial role in developing the future vision of the organisation.

Key responsibilities:-

Managing and developing the finance team
Overseeing budget setting, capital planning and financial controls
Overall responsibility for the estate including contract and procurement management
Ensuring the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
Assisting the CEO and Executive team on new projects
Ensuring all funding is appropriately secured and secure additional funding where available
Providing strategic financial advice to the executive board
Leading the Executive's work with the Audit and Risk Committee
Implementing all Trust policies
Building relationships with Functional Leads
Working with the leadership team on new projects
Shaping and influencing the expansion to the North West


Qualified Accountant, ideally ACA/CIMA/ACCA
Ambitious and driven individual who has the vision to grow the Trust
Successful track record in a senior finance leadership role, ideally within the Education sector, or knowledge of multi academy Trusts, through being a Trustee
Experience of setting up and managing internal control systems and financial risk
Solid knowledge of financial and accounting standards
Project management experience including estates/building
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

This role can be based in West Yorkshire or the North West and will offer flexible working.

For further details on the role please contact Emma Dugdale or Lucy Regan.

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.