Senior Finance Consultant

Senior Finance Consultant, South East (Kent/Surrey/Sussex/Essex/London)

Full time
Salary is dependent on experience
Study support offered if required & CPD
Must be flexible to travel to clients and have own transport – predominantly across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and London.

The company
Our client is an established consultancy company working in the education finance sector now in their 9th year of trading.

They are a friendly team and have a positive, upbeat, happy culture. They pride themselves on being flexible and provide a good work life balance, but in return they want and expect commitment, passion and hard work.

This role will be based at your home address and will require regular travel to clients’ premises. Mileage will be reimbursed to you at the HMRC rate.

Person Specification
Accountancy qualification – ACA or ACCA Qualified preferred. Will consider PQ or QBE.

Experience working in the education or charity sector

Knowledge of PS Financials software would be desirable, but would consider other education based software’s.

They pride themselves on going that extra mile for their clients and want their staff to have that same can-do attitude.

They aim to ensure all client requests are fulfilled; managing all expectations to ensure that they always remain happy with the service that they receive.

As a member of the team you will be expected to present a professional image of yourself and the company at all times. Some days will require home working therefore a high level of self-motivation is required.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle. You will also need a clean enhanced DBS check which will be initiated by the firm at the time of employment.

The Role
As an employee you will gain fantastic insight and experience into the education finance sector. The breadth of the support they offer their clients gives great exposure and ensures that there is never a dull day!

The senior consultant role is a vast one and can include;
*training school finance staff on the relevant finance software we use,
*absence cover for Finance Manager / Controller level roles,
*preparation of monthly management accounts,
*management of school budgets and forecasts,
*assisting clients and auditors with the financial statements and year end audit,
*reporting to Senior Management / Trustees
*advising clients on best practice based on the Academies Financial Handbook

They also run a Helpdesk, a hosting platform and have designed various software packages; so, if you like IT as well as finance then you will never be bored with them!

Duties
Although the majority of your working day will be on site, fulfilling a role or tasks as set by the client, there are additional responsibilities that this level of role comes with such as;
*Keeping your planner up to date at all times; notifying line manager of any gaps
*Ensuring client work is scheduled in the planner accordingly to ensure client deadlines / requirements are met
*Ensuring client work is adequately covered when on annual leave; whether by another consultant, or rearranged to your return
*Being responsible for arranging client work, i.e. equipment needed for training
*Being a professional face of the company at all times
*Taking responsibility for the level of work delivered at all times
*Looking for opportunities to promote services such as Helpdesk / Connect / Software / Consultancy (yourself and others)
*Having a presence on LinkedIn on behalf of the company
*Keeping on top of sector changes to provide the best service possible to clients
*Keeping up an adequate level of CPD; sourcing your own training opportunities in the areas required to improve your service to clients (funding requests to line manager)
*Being responsible for the training and development of junior members of the team as required
*Ensuring you are always delivering added value to clients, both on site and via helpdesk / email communication
*Having an input and focus on marketing needs of the company
*Any other duties as required from the directors

Potential Client Duties
Some duties that may be expected of you when on site include but are not limited to the following;
*Ensure that all transactions are actioned in line with the client’s financial policies, DfE guidance and within statutory financial regulations.
*Purchase ledger
*Sales ledger
*Bank accounts
*Petty Cash
*Credit cards
*Prepayments and accruals
*Balance sheets
*Payroll
*Income:
*Post all relevant grant income received
*Work with the SEN coordinator for each academy to ensure that all SEN funding is received correctly from each local authority
*Work with the client and the local authority finance teams to ensure that each academy receives the correct allocation of funding

Please contact to discuss further

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Finance Apprentice

Apprentice Finance Consultant (Education sector)

37 hours per week (to include release time for college / studying / exams)
£6.50ph (£12,500 pa) + client travel and study costs

Must be flexible to travel to clients and have own transport – predominantly across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and London.

The company
Our client is an established consultancy company working in the education finance sector. Now in their 9th year of trading they are looking to grow the team.

They have many new projects on the horizon, so although they need someone to add support during this growth period, they are looking for you to continue your career with them. Therefore, although this is an Apprenticeship role, they are looking for the successful candidate to remain with them long after you gain your qualification(s).

They are a friendly team and have a positive, upbeat, happy culture. They pride themselves on being flexible and provide a good work life balance, but in return they want and expect commitment, passion and hard work.

This role will be based at your home address and will require regular travel to clients’ premises. Mileage will be reimbursed to you at the HMRC rate.

The Role
As an Apprentice you will gain fantastic insight and experience into the education finance sector whilst they support you to become AAT qualified.

The AAT qualification is one of the most recognised in the Finance industry and could lead to you studying for your ACCA or equivalent through them if you so wish.

You will be supported through your training with the firm; shadowing consultants on site to start with and then being able to assist us with finance assistant roles; working your way up to consultancy days as you gain experience.
Some days will require home working, therefore a high level of self-motivation is required.

They also run a Helpdesk and have designed various software packages; so, if you like IT as well as finance then you will never be bored with this company!

The Person
Due to this being an apprentice role there isn’t a list of skills that you are required to have, but any finance, mathematics or business-related studies would be beneficial.

They are looking for someone with a great work ethic who is confident in face to face situations and wants to build a career in finance. They must have strong communication skills both oral and written.

There is great satisfaction from their work, and they pride themselves on delivering the best possible service to all of their clients – so this must be important to you also.

As a member of the team you will be expected to present a professional image of yourself and the company at all times.

You will need a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle. You will also need a clean enhanced DBS check which will be initiated by the company at the time of employment.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Complaints Handler

We are currently recruiting for a fantastic financial services organisation based on the outskirts of Sevenoaks (own transportation will be required) that are seeking to recruit a Complaints Handler to join their thriving team.

Benefits: Excellent progression and career development within the company, Free off-site parking, 25 days holidays, Subsidised gym membership, Private medical insurance after probation, Life insurance etc.

Please note you must be flexible and able to commit to the following shifts:
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm initially then a re-introduction of a rota shift working based on 8am-8pm Mon-Fri, Sat 9-5 and potentially Sundays as well.

The role will require you to handle complaints including liaison with company external contacts, customers and the Financial Ombudsman Service by telephone and correspondence, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the company’s processes and procedures.

Duties will include:
*Investigate complaints in accordance with the company complaints procedure
*Liaise between customer and external agencies to obtain a resolution
*Research root causes of complaints
*Ensure regulatory responses are issued accurately within the deadline

Key skills and experience required:

*Previous complaints handling experience would be desirable, this could be gained from a retail background but must include written complaint handling and correspondence
*Financial services industry experience would be an advantage
*Outstanding inter written and verbal communications skills, both internally and externally
*Team player
*Flexible
*Results orientated
*Organised with high attention to detail
*Must drive and have own transportation due to location

Apply now for this excellent opportunity!

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…