Group Finance Director

Closing date: Thursday, 1st February 2018.

Job title:    Group Finance Director
Salary:        Up to £100K plus Car, Pension and PMI
Location:   Ringwood, Hampshire (with regular travel to London)
Hours:        Full time
Contract:   Permanent

Guide our financial foundations to enable the continued growth of our schools.

With a track record stretching back 40 years, Thomas’s London Day Schools leads the way in independent preparatory education within central London through a broad curriculum encouraged by teachers with real passion for their subjects. Having made considerable investment in the buildings to create top class facilities, we are committed to giving our school leaders the autonomy to realise their vision – so innovation is key to our development. The position of Group Finance Director is central to writing the next chapter in our success story.

As Group Finance Director, you will ensure that our commercial decision-making is robust, informed and supported by well-argued business cases, whilst safeguarding our financial position and integrity. Leading a finance team based in Ringwood, you will oversee all aspects of statutory and management accounting whilst championing a culture of best value and best practice. At all times, you will remain abreast of developments within the independent education sector, actively build partnerships to deliver tangible benefits, and translate financial propositions into persuasive briefings for diverse audiences, so you will require exceptional commercial aptitude and highly developed interpersonal skills.

As a formally qualified accountant (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA/ CIPFA), you should bring expert knowledge of budgeting, cash flow reporting and management, and all aspects of accounting as you will need operate at Board level and engage banks, funding bodies and other finance professionals. Needless to say, you will be extremely computer literate, particularly in Excel, and well versed in personal, corporate and trust taxation, and you will ideally possess some knowledge of partnership, company, charity and trust law. You will also travel to our London schools on a regular basis.

Above all, you will share our deep commitment to providing a first class education to our pupils, staff and parents.

Thomas’s London Day Schools have engaged the services of Empowering Learning to assist with the recruitment of this role.

For an informal conversation in the first instance, please contact
Richard Gould, Leadership Recruitment Manager on 07860 845 742.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Thursday, 1st February 2018.


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