Finance and Commercial Director


Salary:

GBP50000 - 55000 / annum

Location:

Taunton

Date Posted:

August 1, 2018

Employment Type:

Permanent

Job Reference:

06010-0010554960

Staffing Area:

Accounting and Finance


Description

Robert Half are working on a retained basis to appoint a new Finance and Commercial Director to lead the development and modernisation of Taunton School's finance function, responsible for Nursery (0-4yrs), Pre-preparatory School (4-7yrs), Preparatory School (7-13yrs) and Senior & Sixth Form (13-18yrs) as well as the school's revenue generating activities which take place in the school holidays.

The Role:

Reporting to the COO, the Finance and Commercial Director will take responsibility for all finance and commercial income generating aspects of the school. The role will be responsible for, or support the following areas:

  • Finance function and team
  • Finance policies and procedures
  • Bursaries and scholarships (including financial assessment of applicants)
  • Procurement
  • Financial compliance and governance
  • Insurance and legal
  • Management of the school's pension scheme
  • Commercial income generation

The Finance and Commercial Director will have 5 direct reports (Sales Ledger x 2, Purchase Ledger, Enterprise Accountant and Payroll) with a wider management role on projects and oversight of other business units outside of the school's core operation.

Other Commercial Entities under management:

  • Guardians agency circa £60-70k revenue
  • Two school shops circa £200k revenue
  • Swim school and sports clubs
  • Residential letting business
  • Minor events business

The Person:

The successful Finance and Commercial Director will embrace the school's ethos and meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with 5 years+ PQE
  • Team management experience of 3 persons+
  • Experience working for a small or medium sized business, or in a divisional role for a larger business. Current job title is likely to be Senior Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Head of Finance or Finance Director
  • Ability to oversee all financial accounting, management accounting and transactional finance
  • Wider business exposure including responsibility for areas outside of finance including HR, IT, procurement, operations etc (desirable)

Salary and Benefits:

Circa £50,000-55,000 + Benefits (salary flexible D.O.E.)

+ 64% fee remission on students attending Taunton School from the age of 4

+ 7.5% pension contribution

+ PMI and sports club membership

Robert Half Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the following terms: https://www.roberthalf.co.uk/privacy-notice



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