Head of Finance
The Stamford Endowed Schools (SES) are seeking to appoint a CCAB level (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) qualified Accountant, able to contribute to the strategic financial direction of the Schools and to be responsible for the delivery of the operational planning and management of the Schools’ finances. This is a senior management position in which the Head of Finance will work directly to the Director of Operations through to the Principal, as well as in close liaison with the Finance Committee of the Governing Body and the respective Heads of the three Schools. The Head of Finance is responsible to the Director of Operations for all aspects of the financial management of the Stamford Endowed Schools, SES Enterprises Company Ltd, and the Foundation. This post plays a significant role in the provision of advice and support to ensure that the schools gain the maximum benefit from their resources. In addition, the Head of Finance is responsible for managing a Finance Team of seven personnel across all three Schools which will require strong inter-personal skills and a pro-active approach to team-building and leadership. The successful candidate will be able to operate at the strategic level and be comfortable in dealing with senior levels of management, including members of the Governing Body, as well as having strong, practical and in-depth financial knowledge at the tactical level. This will be reflected in ability to ‘lead from the front’ and be immersed in the detail, as appropriate. The SES are looking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and engaging Head of Finance who will play a key part in developing and delivering the financial plans for the Schools in the future including building a financial structure best positioned to deliver this in support of the Director of Operations.