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Head of Finance and Operations


Head of Finance and Operations

St Cyprian’s School seeks to appoint a Head of Finance and Operations to its team from 1 June 2021 (starting date negotiable).

The ideal candidate, who reports to the Principal, will be a chartered accountant, solutions oriented, inventive in adopting best-practice processes, have more than 10 years’ business experience at a senior level as a financial manager or director, and have a proven track record in small to medium enterprises as a leader of various operational processes in an organization.

The role of the Head of Finance and Operations includes:

  • Implementation and oversight of all financial management relating to the school and its various entities
  • Oversight of legal, statutory and risk and compliance processes
  • Oversight of outsourced services and providers as well as procurement processes
  • Management of finance team and relationship with auditors and other external providers and/or specialists
  • Oversight and direct reporting line into finance and operations of ancillary processes, including catering and estate management.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an ethical, professional approach to business and the rules and regulations that govern the accounting and reporting sector as well as conduct themselves in accordance with the school’s values
  • Have strong financial and information technology skills
  • Be able to make well considered decisions and work independently
  • Have strong organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Be experienced in leading teams and creating a productive and happy work environment
  • Be a good communicator and work alongside a variety of stakeholders including the Principal, senior management team, Council, parent community, and staff
  • Interrogate and implement best practices to benefit school, staff and parent body
  • Actively contribute to the advancement of the school’s vision and values.

St Cyprian’s School is on a journey of Transformation and the successful incumbent will be expected to contribute positively to this journey.

Qualified, interested candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in a dynamic and energetic environment are requested to submit a letter of motivation along with a detailed curriculum vitae to the Principal, Shelley Frayne, by Monday, 8 February 2021. Failure to meet the minimum requirements will result in disqualification. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further discussions.

St Cyprian’s School is a proud, independent school committed to equity and belonging, embracing and advancing diversity. We have a strong anchor that connects our Anglican tradition, values and heritage and we are a place that welcomes all faiths. It is from this frame that we grow and hone purpose, intellect, character, and agency in our students.

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St Cyprian's School, Cape Town
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