Finance expertise to help with support with Finacial objectives

Finance expertise to help with support with Finacial objectives

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Accountancy / Auditing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Project / programme management


Smethwick, B66 4ND
Mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust: Growing MAT in the West Midlands, supporting the Trust Resources Committee in financial strategy, recovery plans, and budgets to ensure stability in the current economic climate.

What will you be doing?


Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is an expanding Multi Academy Trust located in the  West Midlands. The central focus of the role is to provide unwavering support to the Trust Resources Committee in shaping the financial strategy of both the MAT and its academies/establishments. This responsibility encompasses a meticulous review of recovery plans and budgets, coupled with a comprehensive overview of financial matters. By diligently assessing and analysing financial performance, the Trust aims to safeguard the institutions' financial stability and ensure they are optimally positioned to navigate the complexities of the current economic climate. Through these efforts, Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust remains committed to fostering a conducive learning environment that empowers both students and educators to thrive.

What are we looking for?


The ideal candidate for this role will possess extensive expertise in the financial domain, demonstrated through a background in financial management, budget setting, and/or auditing. While not mandatory, a valuable asset would be a specific background in educational finance, showcasing a solid understanding of funding streams and financial dynamics unique to the educational sector. Moreover, the candidate should have the ability to confidently challenge and question senior leaders, holding them accountable for the decisions they make.

What difference will you make?

With your help and expertise, we will be able to confidently navigate through the challenges of the current difficult financial climate and set a strong foundation for the years to come.

  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Organisation type: 
    Educational body

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