Senior Finance Manager

Are you a qualified and experienced finance manager with knowledge of the education sector looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join our finance team? If so, this role is perfect for you.

Here at Gen2 we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance manager to join our senior management team as the senior finance manager.

City & Guilds are a Disability confident employer. Please let us know if you require any support/adjustments at your interview and if successful any adjustments needed to support you in your role. If this is required, please email; 


This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.


up to 65,000
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Business Unit
Finance & Commercial
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About the role

This role will be based in our head office facility in Workington and will be perfect for anyone who has qualified accountant status and has experience in leading high performing teams.  This role will support the wider C&G training delivery business and you will be working collaboratively with the C&G finance team as well as the various teams within Gen2. We would particularly love to hear from you if you have previous experience working within an educational environment and have knowledge of ESFA funding. If you meet the criteria for the role and would love to hear more about this exciting opportunity then please get in touch.


About You 


What you will bring to the team:

  • Experience of leading and mentoring high performing Finance teams
  • Experience of contract management
  • A strong sense of commercial acumen
  • Diligent attention to detail
  • A proven track record of communicating and challenging senior leaders
  • Highly numerate with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate reporting/presentations on time
  • Extensive knowledge of profit and loss accounting and the accounting treatments for financial transactions
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA). Demonstrable experience of key role responsibilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and stick to tight deadlines, self-motivated and able to time manage own workload with conflicting priorities
  • Experience in using accounting systems and planning tools - we use Sage 200 in the local business and OneStream for planning across City Group



Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.


What We Offer

What we can offer you:

  • 33 days flexible annual leave pro-rata (including bank holidays) 
  • Pension scheme with employer company contribution
  • Employee discount programme (through Reward Gateway)
  • Standard working week Monday to Friday (generally no evening / weekend work)
  • Access to mental health first aiders, counselling services and wellbeing resources
  • Employee focus groups and support networks
  • Discretionary company / team building events
  • Free onsite parking
  • A friendly and supportive team who will help you develop within your role
  • Great career development opportunities
  • Access to Occupational Health Service
  • Disability Confident Employer


Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

We shortlist for our vacancies on an ongoing basis, and we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. Please can you submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.