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Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Greenwich, London
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: January 2020
Duration: Ongoing
REF: FIN - KF2020_1573732711
Contact Name: Kenny Fraser
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Calling all finance specialists seeking a new challenge in a school setting from 2020.

Project People are supporting a secondary school that is part of a Multi-Academy Trust based in SE London. They are keen to appoint a Director of Finance from January 2020 on a permanent basis - (Salary dependent on experience)

The Academy Trust comprises of two secondary and a third that recently opened in 2019. With their current expansion plans, they are seeking to appoint a Director of Finance that will grow and develop with them.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the school's financial and accounting service, as well as providing support to the strategic development of the Trust. Candidate will have suitable finance qualifications such as (AAT, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA). You will preferably have experience of working in the education sector and have significant experience of working at a senior level providing robust financial plans and advice to Board level.

The Trust budget from September 2020 is expected to be circa. £25 million, with over 3,000 students and up to 400 staff. As an expanding MAT, these figures are likely to increase further in the next few years, therefore this is an exciting time to join and be a part of the journey.


  • Keep the accounts of the Trust and prepare annual Statements of Financial Activity (SOFA) and Balance Sheets in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)
  • Safeguard the Trust's assets and ensure the overall business viability of the Trust over the long term.
  • Ensure the Board of Trustees are fully informed of the Trust's and individual school's finances on a regular basis
  • Day-to-day running of the finance department


  • Career progression
  • Professional development
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan

Please contact Kenny Fraser on 0203 948 3260 or email to discuss further.

Project People is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a successful Enhanced Disclosure, Barring Service (DBS) check and two professional references.

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.