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Finance Director - Montessori Group

  • Salary: Up to £70,000 dependent on experience per year
  • Job Type:Interim

Posted 25 days ago

We are working in partnership with Montessori Group, a global leader in Montessori provision, supporting quality Montessori education throughout the world through social impact, training, quality assurance and support for families and educators. With the child at the heart of all they do, the Montessori Group works with governments, organisations, families, and Montessori educators to ensure that the Montessori approach is as beneficial to society in the 21st Century as it was in the 20th Century.

The organisation is now seeking a Finance Director on an interim basis to join their team. The role will support the Charity and subsidiary Boards, the Finance Committee and the Executive Team as well as the group’s Head of Finance and her team.

The successful candidate will need to be a qualified ICAEW or CIMA and demonstrate the following:

  • Working at Board level and with Finance Committees, having principal responsibilities in each area and a working knowledge of good governance including charity regulation

  • responsibility for a group structure (preferably a charity with a trading subsidiary) operating internationally, both online and in-person

  • Supporting CEOs and executive teams

  • Treasury strategy, planning and management and reporting

  • Competency in financial controls and processes including writing policies and procedures.

  • An understanding fundraising principles and submitting bids

  • Management of grant funding, both received and given and experience in delivery of social impact programmes

  • Management accounting and reporting including budgeting, forecasting and business partnering. Financial management. Statutory accounting, corporation tax and full responsibility for year-end process. Being the principal relationship holder with external auditor.

  • Effective communication of ideas and arguments, and ability to make supported judgments.

  • Providing supported advice

  • Working at pace

The organisation lives the Montessori values of respect, collaboration, innovation and responsiveness. If you feel you have the values and skills to succeed in this role, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

For more information, please contact Sandra Smith, Associate Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, or 01962 813300. Your application should be submitted through the Charisma website and include your CV and supporting statement.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.

Closing date for applications: 13/12/2021

Interview date: TBC