Director of Finance

Recruiter
WJEC
Location
Cardiff, Caerdydd
Salary
£68,928-£72,261pa. + excellent pension + 33 days holiday
Posted
19 Jul 2018
Closes
16 Aug 2018
Position/Level
Director, Senior Management
Responsibilities
Finance, Strategy
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Director of Finance, Cardiff, £68,928-£72,261pa. + excellent pension + 33 days holiday

The Organisation

WJEC is a leading awarding organisation which has nearly 70 years' experience in delivering qualifications in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. The organisation has a turnover of over £40m and employs approximately 400 staff.

WJEC CBAC Limited is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, owned by all 22 local authorities in Wales and managed by a Board of Directors. The organisation also has a subsidiary company which provides specialist printing and distribution services.

It’s four key principal activities are Qualification provision (including GCSE, AS , A’ Level & vocational qualifications), Educational Resources, Professional Development & Support and Meeting & Conference Facilities.

The Board has recently appointed a new Chief Executive, who brings considerable knowledge and experience from within the education sector, where change is a constant theme and the landscape is complex.

This is an exciting time for the organisation whilst it adapts to changes in qualifications as a result of curriculum reforms, whilst continuing to demonstrate value for money, high levels of customer service and commitment to the bilingual education system in Wales.

WJEC is regulated by in Wales by Qualification Wales and by Ofqual in England and works in partnership with Welsh Government, regional consortia, local authorities, schools and colleges. Qualifications delivered in Northern Ireland are regulated by CCEA.

The Role

The WJEC is currently looking to appoint a highly capable, talented and experienced Senior Finance professional to assume a key leadership role within the organisation. This represents a great opportunity to join a well -established and highly regarded organisation, at an interesting time in their evolution.

  • The Director of Finance (DoF) reports to the Chief Executive of WJEC and leads the Finance Function.
  • The DoF will provide strategic & professional leadership to support strategic decision making and will provide direction and advice on all financial matters to the Board, Senior Management Team (SMT) and Budget holders.
  • Additionally, the DoF will ensure sound and robust financial management throughout the organisation and, ensure the provision of timely and accurate financial information to both internal and external users.
  • The DoF will assume responsibility for financial compliance and the safeguarding of WJEC’s assets, as well as for optimising the management of reserves and investments in line with WJEC’s strategic plan.
  • Across the wider organisation the DoF will exercise strong financial leadership to influence business decisions and to improve financial practice at an operational and strategic level.
  • This role will ensure that the Finance team delivers an excellent service to the organisation through effective business partnering.

The candidate

  • Possess a professional accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA)
  • Significant experience of working at a senior strategic level, providing leadership on financial planning 
  • Extensive experience of providing leadership to accountancy, financial processes, payroll and procurement teams, including the review, development and implementation of relevant policies and procedures
  • Hands-on experience of reporting, analysing, interpreting and presenting financial information for decision-making purposes
  • Strategic and operational capabilities relevant to the management and development of WJEC’s financial information systems.
  • Management and supervisory skills – being a motivational and inspirational leader.  
  • Influencing, negotiation, and advocacy skills relevant in a commercial context.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at a senior level, both internally and externally
  • Relevant knowledge of taxation, payroll and pensions, audit, company and commercial law.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV, salary details and a covering letter explaining why you would like to be considered and how you meet these requirements by Tuesday 28th August 2018.

Further information can be found in the candidate pack on Head4Talent’s website, www.head4talent.com, which includes further information about WJEC, the Job Description and the application process. Alternatively, please contact the office to request a candidate pack on 02922 400294.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sian Drinkwater ACA, Director Head4Talent on 07970 731459.

Cyfarwyddwr Cyllid, Caerdydd, £68,928-£72,261 y.f. + pensiwn ardderchog + 33 diwrnod o wyliau

Y Corff

Mae CBAC yn un o'r prif gyrff dyfarnu sydd â bron 70 mlynedd o brofiad o ddarparu cymwysterau yng Nghymru, Lloegr a Gogledd Iwerddon. Mae trosiant y corff yn fwy na £40m ac mae'n cyflogi tua 400 o staff.

Elusen gofrestredig a chwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant yw WJEC CBAC Limited. Perchenogion y cwmni yw 22 awdurdod lleol Cymru a Bwrdd y Cyfarwyddwyr sy'n ei reoli. Mae gan y corff is-gwmni hefyd sy'n cynnig gwasanaethau argraffu a chyhoeddi arbenigol.

Ymhlith pedwar prif weithgaredd y cwmni y mae: Darpariaeth Cymwysterau (gan gynnwys cymwysterau TGAU, UG, Safon Uwch a galwedigaethol), Adnoddau Addysgol, Datblygiad a Chefnogaeth Proffesiynol a Chyfleusterau Cyfarfod a Chynadledda.

Penodwyd Prif Weithredwr newydd gan y Bwrdd yn ddiweddar ac mae ganddo wybodaeth a phrofiad sylweddol yn deillio o'i waith yn y sector addysg, byd sy'n gymhleth ac yn newid yn gyson.

Dyma gyfnod cyffrous i'r corff wrth iddo addasu i newidiadau mewn cymwysterau yn dilyn diwygio'r cwricwlwm, ond parhau ar yr un pryd i ddangos gwerth am arian, lefelau uchel o wasanaeth i gwsmeriaid ac ymrwymiad i'r system addysg ddwyieithog yng Nghymru.

Caiff CBAC ei reoleiddio gan ddau reoleiddiwr, Cymwysterau Cymru yng Nghymru ac Ofqual yn Lloegr. Mae'n gweithio mewn partneriaeth â Llywodraeth Cymru, consortia rhanbarthol, awdurdodau lleol, ysgolion a cholegau. CCEA sy'n rheoleiddio cymwysterau a ddarperir yng Ngogledd Iwerddon.

Y Rôl

Hoffai CBAC benodi unigolyn proffesiynol hynod alluog, dawnus a phrofiadol sydd wedi gweithio ar lefel uwch Cyllid i ymgymryd â rôl arwain allweddol gyda’r corff. Dyma gyfle gwych i rywun ymuno â chorff hirsefydlog ac uchel ei barch ar adeg ddiddorol yn ei ddatblygiad.

  • Mae'r Cyfarwyddwr Cyllid (CC) yn adrodd yn ôl i Brif Weithredwr CBAC ac yn arwain y Swyddogaeth Gyllid.
  • Y rôl hon sy'n cynnig yr arweiniad strategol a phroffesiynol i gefnogi'r drefn o wneud penderfyniadau strategol, gan roi cyfeiriad a chyngor am yr holl faterion ariannol i'r Bwrdd, i'r Uwch Dîm Rheoli (UDRh) ac i ddeiliaid Cyllidebau.
  • Hefyd, bydd y CC yn sicrhau bod rheolaeth ariannol gref a chadarn yn weithredol ar draws y corff, gan wneud yn siŵr y darperir gwybodaeth ariannol amserol a manwl gywir i ddefnyddwyr, yn fewnol ac yn allanol.
  • Y CC fydd yn cymryd y cyfrifoldeb am gydymffurfiaeth ariannol a diogelu asedau CBAC, yn ogystal â rheoli cronfeydd wrth gefn a buddsoddiadau yn y ffordd orau bosibl yn unol â chynllun strategol CBAC.
  • Yn ehangach bydd y CC yn arfer arweiniad ariannol cryf ar draws y corff i ddylanwadu ar benderfyniadau busnes a gwella ymarfer ariannol ar lefel weithredol a strategol.
  • Bydd y rôl hon yn sicrhau y darperir gwasanaeth ragorol i'r corff gan y tîm Cyllid trwy gyfrwng partneriaethau busnes effeithiol.

Dylai'r ymgeisydd feddu ar y canlynol:

  • Cymhwyster cyfrifydda proffesiynol  (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CIPFA)
  • Profiad sylweddol o weithio ar lefel strategol uwch, gan arwain ar gynllunio ariannol 
  • Profiad helaeth o ddarparu arweinyddiaeth i dimau cyfrifydda, prosesau ariannol, cyflogres a chaffael, gan gynnwys adolygu, datblygu a gweithredu polisïau a gweithdrefnau perthnasol
  • Profiad uniongyrchol o adrodd, dadansoddi, dehongli a chyflwyno gwybodaeth ariannol at ddibenion gwneud penderfyniadau
  • Galluoedd strategol a gweithredol sy'n berthnasol i reolaeth a datblygiad systemau gwybodaeth ariannol CBAC.
  • Sgiliau rheoli a goruchwylio – gallu arwain drwy ysgogi ac ysbrydoli 
  • Sgiliau dylanwadu, trafod ac eirioli sy'n berthnasol mewn cyd-destun masnachol.
  • Sgiliau cyfathrebu a rhyngbersonol rhagorol ar lafar ac yn ysgrifenedig.
  • Ymgysylltu â rhanddeiliaid ar lefel uwch, yn fewnol ac yn allanol
  • Gwybodaeth berthnasol am gyfraith trethiant, cyflogres a phensiynau, archwilio, cwmni a masnachol.

Sut i ymgeisio

I ymgeisio, dylech gyflwyno eich CV, manylion cyflog a llythyr eglurhaol yn nodi pam yr hoffech gael eich ystyried am y swydd hon a sut rydych yn bodloni'r gofynion hyn erbyn dydd Mawrth 28 Awst 2018.

Mae manylion pellach i'w gweld yn y pecyn ymgeiswyr ar wefan Head4Talent, www.head4talent.com, yn cynnwys gwybodaeth bellach am CBAC, y Disgrifiad Swydd a'r broses ymgeisio. Neu, gallwch gysylltu â'r brif swyddfa i ofyn am becyn ymgeisydd ar 02922 400294.

I drafod yn anffurfiol, cysylltwch â Sian Drinkwater ACA, Cyfarwyddwr Head4Talent ar 07970 731459.