Bury College

Head of Financial Services

Bury College
Bury, Greater Manchester
£68,408 pa
19 Jan 2024
14 Feb 2024
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

About This Position

Due to retirement of the current post holder, we currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance professional to lead our Finance team. Reporting directly to the Vice Principal of Finance & Corporate Resources, the Head of Financial Services will be responsible for building, developing and effectively managing the Finance team. You will demonstrate previous success in a financial managerial role in an FE organisation of significant scale and complexity.

Within the role, you will maintain auditable monthly and annual statutory accounts, ensuring all control systems are adhered to. You will be preparing monthly financial information and ensuring that all financial statements are prepared to comply with relevant legislation, you will manage an effective budget setting and provide financial advice and training as required.

The successful candidate will have a good general standard of education and will ideally be a CCAB Qualified Accountant or qualified by experience. With experience of leading and managing a team within an FE organisation, you will have a strong technical knowledge of all aspects of financial accounting. With excellent communication skills and an ability to develop policies and procedures, you will be highly organised and able to motivate a diverse team.

Further Education is continually developing, you must therefore be flexible to take on changing responsibilities which include your own personal and professional updating of major issues concerning FE.

Bury College is a Further Education College offering a wide range of courses to over 5,000 full time students and over 5,650 part time students each year. The College currently works with over 50 high school partners, welcoming students from Bury and the surrounding areas.

And the benefits of working for us?

  • 37 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas closure
  • Local Authority Pension Fund
  • Flexible working
  • Family Friendly Policy
  • Special Leave of Absence
  • Paid leave for religious festivals
  • Sabbaticals
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training – CPD Support
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Focus on staff wellbeing
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite nursery
  • Free onsite parking available

NB: Successful Candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date.

Links below include additional relevant information.



Bury College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding its learners and expects all staff to share these commitments

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online. We might wish to explore this at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who attend an interview.

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

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