Head of Finance

Job description

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class school operating at the cutting edge of educational excellence. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 660 girls aged 11-18.

We seek to appoint an experienced Head of Finance to assist the Bursar and Governing Council in the financial management of the School and to lead and oversee the financial functions of the School, its four subsidiary companies and two trusts, ensuring statutory compliance with HMRC and Charity Commission requirements.

The appointed candidate will be a qualified accountant with a successful track record of management in an operational finance role, possessing strong technical and commercial capabilities. An understanding, ideally gained through experience, of the nature of financial management within the Charitable sector is required, as are strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to Wycombe Abbey’s aims and ethos. The role would suit a proactive applicant who is able to reach out to, and communicate with, all areas of the School in order to provide advice and support with financial issues

The Head of Finance will lead and manage a team of 6 Finance & Payroll staff and 5 School Shop staff and will motivate and guide everyone who contributes to this vital function.

The salary for this role will be commensurate with skills and experience and not less than £60,000 per annum. Hybrid working will be considered for the right candidate once settled in post.

Closing date for applications: 18 October 2021

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638

How to apply

Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Bursar, Mr M Mackenzie Crooks by emailing the Human Resources Manager, Mrs J Wetenhall wetenhallj@wycombeabbey.com. Further details are found under ‘Vacancies’ on the School website: www.wycombeabbey.com.

Job Summary

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High Wycombe
Wycombe Abbey School
Abbey Way
High Wycombe
HP11 1PE