Finance Manager

Supporting and reporting to the Finance Director you will manage the financial accounting and payroll service delivery for the college and university, ensuring service delivery is carried out in line with set procedures, standards and deadlines.

A committed and focused professional, you will ideally be a qualified or part qualified accountant although relevant financial management experience will be considered.

With a proven record of leading, developing and managing a Finance Team, you will produce highly accurate month end accounts and be at ease in preparing statutory returns as required.

Ensuring compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements, you will work closely with the Finance Director for the provision of monthly reports for Governors, senior management team and budget holders

Your excellent communication skills will allow you to explain, sometimes complex financial matters, in a clear and concise way and allow you to communicate effectively with exterior bodies such as auditors and banks.

Your sound understanding of underlying systems and controls required to secure sound and effective financial management, will be put to good use in this role and a good understanding of Education funding including ESFA/DFE/OfS, would be very advantageous.

Please note that the closing date for applications could be brought forward due to the anticipated high response to this position. If you wish to be considered for this role, we recommend that you apply early.

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, not only will you benefit from an annual reviewed salary but have access to numerous benefits and facilities: 

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement of 37 days, plus Bank Holidays, plus 2 weeks over the Festive period
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Car Scheme
  • On-site car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon

Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work”. We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.  

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable laws, a pre-employment screening could include, employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the role.

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.