Runshaw College
Leyland [Lancashire]
£54,600 - £54,600 Per Year, Up to £54,600 p.a.
26 May 2023 14:14
09 Jun 2023 12:00
Further Education
Job Level
Manager, Officer
Accounting / Finance / Funding
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College



Up to £54,600 p.a.

Are you recently qualified and looking forward to the next step in your career, or, are you looking for a role in finance where you can really make a difference and influence future generations. If so, then this role is for you!

Runshaw College is one of the most successful colleges in the country, renowned locally and nationally for our outstanding results, friendly and supportive culture and focus on putting the student at the heart of all that we do.

We value our staff and students highly, and invest heavily in their development, support and wellbeing.  Situated in Leyland, Lancashire, the College is near the M6, M61 and M65 and within commuting distance of Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District

The College places great importance in ensuring effective leadership and management of Finance.  We practice ethical and prudent financial management to ensure integrity, so that we can retain strong financial health and the stability to invest in inspiring facilities and innovative education for all learners.  

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the provision of accurate and relevant financial information and reports necessary to ensure the achievement of the College objectives.

You will lead and manage a team of 7, including an ACCA part qualified assistant accountant and an AAT qualified team leader, covering the following key functions:

  • Procurement, purchasing invoices and payments
  • Sales invoicing and income recognition
  • Treasury management, cashbook and banking
  • General ledger, fixed assets and chart of accounts management

You will be a Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA) with a background in Practice or Industry. Previous experience within the education sector is not essential as appropriate sector training will be given. 

As an individual you will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Selection Process

The selection process will include:

  1. Panel interview 
  2. Technical discussion  -  SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) discussion Colleges financial position, based upon 2022 published statutory accounts.

Candidates may wish to review the linked financial statements in preparation for this part of the process.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 9th June 2023

For further information and to apply, please visit and click on Vacancies. Alternatively, email [email protected] or call 01772 642004, quoting the vacancy reference number.

Runshaw College is committed to equal opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the health and welfare of all our college community.