Chief Financial and Operations Officer

The Southport School


Business / Finance Manager

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 5 July 2024

The Southport School warmly invites applications from experienced and strategic leaders for the role of Chief Financial and Operations Officer. • Strategic leader with broad financial, business and operational expertise • Relational leader for an outstanding day and boarding school for boys • Executive leader with governance experience to join a dynamic team

<p>The Southport School (TSS) is a leading independent Anglican day and boarding school for boys from Preschool to Year 12 located on the Gold Coast. As one of the oldest schools in Queensland with over 120 years of history, TSS is steeped in tradition, yet delivers innovative academic and co-curricular programs providing the opportunity for boys to find their passion and strive to become the best version of themselves. This wholesome blend of ‘old’ and ‘new’ world practices offers a nurturing environment for boys to comfortably mature into responsible, accomplished, and compassionate young men who can go on to make a positive impact in the world. </p><p>The Chief Financial and Operations Officer is an integral member of the senior leadership team. Reporting to the Headmaster and School Council, the Chief Financial and Operations Officer will possess exceptional financial and commercial acumen and is responsible for the management of all business functions across the school, including the TSS Foundation. The position also acts as Company Secretary to the School Council. The Chief Financial and Operations Officer provides strategic and operational leadership, contributing to the strategic priorities of the school and ensuring effective financial and business operational management of all day-to-day functions at TSS. The successful candidate will be a high performer with an understanding of how the business operations support the educational outcomes for students. You will have a strategic mindset, exceptional leadership skills and strong business acumen to manage a diverse and multifaceted organisation. </p><p>The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:</p><ul><li>Executive experience, ideally in a school environment, overseeing financial, commercial and business operational matters and reporting to a Board or Council.</li><li>Knowledge and experience in strategic financial management, budget formation, financial monitoring and financial control.</li><li>Strong risk management experience and understanding of the legal and compliance requirements within a school entity.</li><li>Ability to collaborate as part of an executive team and oversee multidisciplinary areas including IT, human resources, marketing and communities.</li><li>Strong project management skills with experience in the management of property and facilities, capital works, and IT projects.</li><li>Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to lead and motivate teams and build professional stakeholder relationships across all levels of the organisation and externally.</li><li>A commitment to the vision and values of The Southport School and support of its Anglican ethos.</li></ul><p><strong>The Southport School</strong> has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, as outlined in the Child Protection Policy.</p><p><strong>Hutton Consulting Australia</strong> is partnering with<strong> The Southport School</strong> in the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to access candidate information, please contact<strong> Tracey Hickey</strong> on 0402 157 556 or <a href="mailto:tracey.hickey&#64;" rel="nofollow">tracey.hickey&#64;</a></p><p>Applications should be submitted to the HCA website by<strong> 5:00pm on Friday 5 July 2024. </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a><strong> </strong></p>