Director Of Finance

Crowthorne Permanent
  • Excellent opportunity to join a prestigious school with an exciting future
  • The ideal candidate will have previous management experience

About Our Client

Wellington College is one the UK's - and indeed the world's - great coeducational boarding and day schools. Set within 400 acres of stunning parkland in leafy Berkshire and less than an hour's drive from London and Heathrow, the school was founded in 1853 as the living memorial to the Duke of Wellington, described by Queen Victoria as "the greatest man this country has ever produced".

A wonderful fusion of heritage and modernity characterises our educational philosophy. Our curriculum, facilities, and teaching methods are constantly adapting to the challenges of preparing young people for the ever-changing world of the 21st century. Wellington College is a school which is dynamic in every sense of the word, and yet all that we do is rooted firmly in our five College values - Kindness, Respect, Courage, Integrity and Responsibility - values which underpin every aspect of life here at Wellington.

The achievements of our pupils and staff, both inside and outside of the classroom, are remarkable; consistently stellar examination results at GCSE, A Level and the IB Diploma; an Arts programme, the breadth and quality of which would rival the West End of Broadway; an enviable reputation as one of the strongest schools for sport in the UK; and ground breaking and sector-leading pastoral care, wellbeing and mental health provision.

Job Description

  • Responsible for overseeing all the finance and accounting operations of the College
  • Produce reporting packs for the Business and Finance Committee and other reports as required
  • Attend Business & Finance Committee meetings and provide information and explanations to Trustees
  • Lead the annual budget setting process for Wellington and facilitate authorisation.
  • Review and monitor the budgets produced by Eagle House School, Wellington College Enterprises and Wellington College International and consolidate these into the Group budget
  • To provide all papers and act as minute taker for the Investment Sub Committee of Governors
  • To be the lead contact for suppliers of banking, audit and insurance services to the College
  • Review monthly reporting and provide financial input for business area review meetings run by the Bursar
  • To manage all aspects of the Fees in Advance scheme, including the provision of quotations to parents

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for the Director of Finance role will:

  • Be qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA)
  • Be educated to degree level minimum
  • Have extensive experience of the production of complex sets of statutory accounts
  • Be able to present management information clearly and reliably
  • be able to explain accounting and financial matters in plain English
  • Able to challenge appropriately and ensure cost effectiveness at all levels
  • Ability to act as business partner to operational managers on commercial decisions and management
  • Understanding of Charitable status and respective financial practices and commitments

All employees are expected to actively promote and demonstrate the five core values of the College:

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

What's on Offer

My client is offering a competitive salary expected of a Directorship position.

Freddie Boath
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+44 186 520 8781

Job summary

Financial Director / CFO
Not For Profit
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Consultant name
Freddie Boath
Consultant phone
+44 186 520 8781
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