Business Manager

Website Flinders Christian Community College VIC

Flinders Christian Community College is a large, K-12, multi-campus Independent School on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula.

The College is enjoying a period of significant growth and is looking to innovate in how we structure our Shared Services teams to support the future aspirations of the College. Integral to this new arrangement is the creation of a new role of Business Manager.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Business, the Business Manager will assume primary responsibility for the Finance and Risk functions of the College, but will also play a key role in other strategic Shared Services functions and projects. We welcome applicants who aspire to use this role to grow into more senior leadership roles within the College or Christian education more broadly.

Qualifications and Experience:

Qualified accountant (CA/CPA) with significant relevant experience.
Proven track record in financial planning within a complex organization.
Experience in policy writing and implementation.
Strong organisational systems thinking skills.
Confidence in managing risk and compliance activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the Finance function

Build and implement new enterprise planning models.
Oversee the in-house preparation of general purpose financial statements.
Run the budgeting and forecasting functions of a large, complex school.
Lead the refinement of financial processes to ensure they operate efficiently.
This is a senior role, and it is expected that the successful applicant will be a qualified accountant with enough experience to be confident to build and implement new enterprise planning models, oversee the in-house preparation of general purpose financial statements, run the budgeting and forecasting function of a large, complex school and lead the refinement of the financial processes of the school to the point where it is a well-oiled machine!

Lead the Risk and Compliance function

Coordinate the College’s Risk management activities in accordance with ISO 31000.
Support Executive Risk Owners in identifying and mitigating risks.
Implement and write policies to manage organizational systems.
While not expected to be a Risk expert themselves, it is expected that the successful candidate will have experience in policy writing and implementation and will be confident enough in organisational systems thinking to be able to ensure College Risks are managed in accordance with ISO 31000 by coordinating the College’s Risk management activities and supporting the Executive Risk Owners to identify and ameliorate them.

Values and culture

The College encourages and supports students to develop a personal faith in Jesus Christ as they acquire academic knowledge, wisdom, and character. Flinders seeks to achieve long-term educational outcomes related to student understanding, dispositions for lifelong learning and service in the Kingdom of God. The values of the school provide a stable foundation for living in a changing world and equip students to face the challenges of life with genuine optimism for the future. It is expected that the successful candidate will be inspired by this aspiration and committed to seeing its fulfillment.

Application Information

For more information about this exciting career opportunity, please email or contact William Neil – Director of Business on 9785 0000.

Applications close 16th June 2024, unless the role is filled prior.



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