Senior Finance Manager (Portsmouth region) - London, United Kingdom,

Are you a strong Finance leader who has a hands-on attitude? Do you want the opportunity to shape the financial output of the schools in your region?

If so we want to hear from you!

We have an exciting opportunity to join Ark in this newly created Senior Finance Manager role with responsibility for the Portsmouth cluster.

About the role:

As Senior Finance Manager, you will be an integral part of the team responsible for ensuring high standards of financial management. You will be responsible for the operational finance of 3 academy schools in the Portsmouth region.

This is a new role where you have the opportunity to add value by setting up processes in the cluster.

You will also have the chance for regular networking with wider finance professionals across the Ark network to share best practice along with exposure to key educational professionals and senior leaders in order to help shape the finances of the schools.

About you:

A financial professional with excellent communication skills and experience of building good relationships with other financial professionals, key contacts, suppliers and across the leadership teams.

Possess strong finance experience and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail ideally within education or a large or complex organisation.

Good IT skills, with specific skills using Microsoft Office applications.

You will proudly represent Ark schools in Portsmouth.

About us:

Ark is an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we are a network of 37 schools, educating around 27,500 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference. Through Ark Ventures, we incubate, launch and scale initiatives that address some of the most intractable issues in education and society, both in the UK and around the world.

We offer:

• 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

• 11% employer pension contribution

• Finance manager training and network days once a term

• Access to a range of discounts through the Ark Rewards Scheme which includes reduced gym memberships, discounts at major retailers

• Travel loans

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.