Finance Manager

Oak National Academy

  • Grade: Salary Point D
  • Salary: £40,720
  • Location: Fully remote
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 29th Oct 2021 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Additional parental leave
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Team social events
Dogs in the office

Candidate happiness

9.15 (13)

Job Description

We are a new organisation, set up at speed in April 2020. We want every child to have fair access to a high quality education.

We feel and operate like a start-up. We are looking for colleagues who can work with ambiguity, love a challenge and who roll up their sleeves. We’re a small team and at Oak, everyone needs to pitch in.

We are looking for a finance manager to join our team and help us build our culture of freedom, responsibility and continuous improvement. You will manage our finance operations and lead their continuous improvement.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Manage Oak's banking, monthly reconciliations, provide the Oak accounts payable and receivable functions.

  • Ensure financial information is accurate and available to inform decision making, auditing and annual reporting.

  • Play a leading role in the Oak budgeting and forecasting process.

  • Produce the monthly management account and board pack.

  • Manage the income statement, balance sheet, cash flow and working capital.

  • Act as first point of contact for internal & external finance queries.

  • Manage payroll, relationship with CIPP/HMRC and handle all queries related to PAYE.

  • Prepare and manage Oak's employee contracts ensuring they accurately reflect current UK regulations.

  • Exhibit and promote the highest level of ethics on conducting and facilitating business transactions.

  • Deputise for senior colleagues within the Operations team and take on other general responsibilities as required.

  • As a member of the Oak Team, contribute to the wider success and culture of the organisation.

  • Work in cross-functional and product orientated squads with colleagues from across the organisation, as required.

It is likely you will have the following knowledge, skills, and experience

  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified or qualified by experience.

  • Strong management accounts and core accountancy experience within the charity sector.

  • Extensive experience in all aspects of financial control; budgeting process, reporting and audit. 

  • Be a strong communicator, coupled with the ability to work with initiative. 

  • Can operate effectively throughout business change.

  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organised.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees.

  • Strong analytical skills with problem solving capabilities.

  • Able to take initiative and escalate issues where necessary.

  • Strong computer literacy.

If you have any of the the following experience then it will likely help you settle into your role quickly, but it is not essential:

  • Experience of managing Public Sector grants, including claims and expenditure.

  • Experience of Quickbooks, Xero and HR Partner.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application