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Interim Head of Finance


  • Education

  • Scotland

  • £ £62,963 FTE (£31,481 pro rata) - pay award pending

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Interim Head of Finance (6-month contract – immediate start)
Salary: £62,963 FTE (£31,481 pro rata) - pay award pending
West College Scotland are an award-winning College providing learning, training and skills provision to more than 20,000 students every year. With around 1,000 staff members we are also a major employer in the West of Scotland region. With campuses in Greenock, Paisley and Clydebank we work across seven local authorities and serve diverse communities – including some of the country’s most deprived.
Our students are the driving force for everything we do – with the College’s vision of ‘Unlocking Potential, Enabling Success’ and our values of Student Centred, Trust, Respect and Innovation at the centre of our strategic decision making and direction.
Aspen People are delighted to be working together with West College Scotland to appoint a new Interim Head of Finance.  We are looking for someone who can effectively manage the finance and procurement teams, assist the teaching and support departments in financial management reporting and ensure an efficient and cost-effective financial control function for the College.
Main duties:
  • Preparation of statutory and management accounts
  • Maintain strong financial controls
  • Compilation and monitoring of budges
  • Preparation of finance related reports.
For specific responsibilities relating to strategy, finance, accounting and procurement please refer to the Job Description.
Reporting to the Director of Finance & Estates you will be responsible for the Finance Manager, Principal Accountant and Procurement Manager.
We’re looking for someone who is a qualified accountant and is not only a strong team manager but a team player in that they can flex to support the wider team in financial management, when required. You will be an ambassador for the College, who can participate in departmental meetings and contribute towards being an effective member of the College’s Management Team while providing a high level of professionalism.
If you’re interested in hearing more about the role, please contact Lauryn Pringle or Debbie Shields for a confidential discussion at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.
Further information can be found in the job description - download here
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.
Closing date for applications: Friday 26th July 2024

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