Finance Director

High Wycombe, UK
20 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a girls prep boarding and day school and they are looking to hire a Finance Director to join their team

The Role of Finance Director

You will be the lead on financial strategies supporting the strategic and operational objectives of the institution, your duties will include:
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Head and Governors on all aspects of the School's strategy,
  • Prepare annual and medium-term financial plans
  • Oversee and be responsible for the preparation and submission of all statutory financial accounts and returns
  • Prepare an annual budget within a three-year financial plan for presentation to Council
  • Compile and present reports to Council, including management accounts and financial plans
  • Oversee and monitor budgets and costs of any project work
  • Prepare and implement policies and processes concerning the procurement
  • Provide support, guidance, challenge and information to budget holders
  • Ensure that systems and procedures are maintained
  • Oversee the pupil billing process
  • Liaise with auditors, banks, insurers and other professional service providers
  • Ensure tax obligations are discharged effectively and correctly
  • Administer pension schemes
  • Develop and manage the reserve policy
  • Manage the assessment of bursary applications
  • Manage community use of the school site
  • Negotiate and manage relationships and contracts
  • Review and update the critical incident plan
  • Oversee tender processes and project management
  • Oversee the management of the School's vehicle fleet and lease contracts
  • In conjunction with the IT manager, lead and manage the IT function within the school
  • In conjunction with the Head, oversee the whole school recruitment process

The Candidate for Finance Director
  • Be educated to A level standard and preferably a recognised management/business degree or equivalent related professional qualification
  • Hold an appropriate accountancy qualification
  • At least 3 years' experience of the line management responsibility including performance management, disciplinary procedures and understanding and working knowledge of employment law and guidelines
  • Experience of premises related project management
  • Experience of management of change at a senior level
  • Experience of setting and managing budgets

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