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Finance Consultant
Home Based

Are you an experienced School Business or Finance Manager; or have experience supporting financial services within the Education sector?
Are you looking for a flexible hybrid career that works around you, where you can utilise your skills and experience making an impact every day to you clients and the young people they support ?

Then join Strictly Education as a Finance Consultant!

As a trusted partner to over 2,000 schools and academy trusts, Strictly Education is proud to deliver an integrated education support service solution across HR, payroll & finance, premises, IT and school governance. By alleviating operational and administrative burdens, we ensure the school runs efficiently, freeing up time and leaving staff to focus on teaching the children.

We are looking for a customer focused, diligent Finance Consultant with a project management mindset to join our wonderful Finance Services Team across the country.

As a finance consultant your job is to provide sound financial advice and support and coach educational finance support staff, school leadership and Board/Governing Bodies with managing budgets and helping to make informed operational and strategic decisions.
You will provide a full end to end consultancy service to your client schools, and bespoke finance management support. Working closely with your caseload of clients, you will offer training, ongoing support and guidance.
You will be on the front line of our exceptional support service, to our client schools and academy trust clients and therefore this is a  fast paced, challenging but hugely rewarding role, where  you will have the opportunity to work with a varied mix of clients, often helping them to overcome challenging circumstances.

You will be experienced in all aspects of finance, computerised financial systems and accounting in accordance with agreed service level agreement and DfE guidelines, ensuring that you can be flexible and an authority on areas of concern or improvement within these Education settings.
You will support with a range of tasks from monthly operational financial management and reporting. To developing and improving systems and procedures, reducing inefficiency and improving adherence to sector regulations.

Working remotely you will need to be self- motivated, and enjoy travelling around to meet your clients, as many like someone to be on site with them in a hybrid capacity while working to problem-solve.

  • The ideal applicant will be an experienced management accountant, either qualified or studying towards a professional qualification (CIMA/ACCA)
  • You will need to have Education Finance, School Business Manager or School Business Leader experience in the academy or MAT sector, or a role where you have been directly working within this environment, and feel confident with systems and procedures in order to advise others.
  • As you will need to travel to clients when required it’s essential you have a full driving licence and access to a car.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, we celebrate diversity and flexibility, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our incredible team.

We offer: 
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 36 days (28+8 bank holidays) +1 for every year of service (up to a maximum of 5) 
  • Hybrid or remote working across the country 
  • Learning & Development
  • Flexible benefits package including Healthcare Scheme and ability to purchase additional Annual Leave. 

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV for this role. 



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