Head of Finance

  • Competitive
  • Crieff, Ecosse, Royaume-Uni Crieff Ecosse GB
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Morrison's Academy
  • 01 août 18 2018-08-01

We are looking for a highly talented part time Head of Finance to join our school leadership team at this exciting time to play their part in helping us deliver our ambitious plans for development and growth.

Who are we?
Morrison’s Academy is Perthshire’s leading independent day school, offering a first-class education in a friendly and inclusive environment. The school is based in Crieff, set amidst magnificent Perthshire scenery and offers an amazing opportunity to enjoy a work-life balance of a stunning rural location combined with several of Scotland’s cities being easily accessible by car or train.

Generations of pupils who have attended the school (and nursery) have enjoyed the school’s rich blend of academic, artistic and sporting experiences, going on to make their mark on the world as Olympic athletes, ground-breaking scientists, award winning actors, adventurers, politicians and professionals. Our long tradition of academic success in boys and girls from 3 to 18 continues today with a contemporary Scottish curriculum and a programme of independent, child-centered learning that build emotional intelligence, creativity and life skills, and encourages every child to strive for their highest.

In terms of scale, the Crieff campus operates a nursery, primary and senior school with a capacity of 600, with a catchment area of approximately one hour’s travel time.

We are looking for a highly talented part time Head of Finance to join our school leadership team at this exciting time to play their part in helping us deliver our ambitious plans for development and growth.
 

What are the key responsibilities for this role?

  • As a member of the school leadership team, contribute fully to the development of strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers.
  • Through a close working relationship with the Rector, other Senior Executives and Board of Governors, own and lead the Board’s Finance and Accounting strategy, to optimise the school’s financial performance and strategic position.
  • Lead and develop the finance team, making sure that all our financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth.
  • Responsible for the school’s finance related policies and approach including cash management, capital requirements, debt, taxation, disposals and acquisitions and making sure that all regulatory requirements for all statutory bodies are met.
  • Establish a high level of credibility and strong working relationships with all relevant external parties and stakeholders.
     

Who we’re looking for:

  • A qualified member of an accountancy body or an equivalent qualification in Finance
  • A commercially astute, articulate, technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with the ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels
  • Exceptional communication skills and highly adaptable in style to meet the needs of a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong IT skills and constantly curious about new technologies and enhancing processes and ways of working
  • An ability to thrive under pressure and to seize opportunities to drive the financial performance of the school
  • High integrity and openness combined with a commitment to good governance
  • Energetic and highly motivated, with an enquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of growth and success.
     

What’s in it for you?

A highly competitive salary and benefits package is available for the right candidate, with up to £60k full time equivalent (pro rata for 3 days) on a flexible arrangement and some great benefits such as a generous pension scheme, 42 days’ holiday and highly discounted school fees.


How to get in touch with us:

Please click the Apply button or send a covering letter and CV to recruitment@morrisonsacademy.org