Open Position

Open Position:

Director of Finance and Business Services

(Reference Number: S_DFBS_108)

Christian Alliance International School (CAIS), a non-profit making school wholly owned by Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance, invites applications for the position of Director of Finance and Business Services. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Finance and Business Services has a vital role in supporting the strategic direction of the school, with responsibilities that include the following:

1. Strategic Financial Planning

• Assists with meeting the School Strategic Goal: “School Advancement and Financial Sustainability”• To be responsible for financial performance by maximizing revenue and containing costs, including establishing actions and measures to maximize funds available for long-term educational needs and operational sustainability• Oversees capital project finances• Explores income streams and prepares feasibility studies for CAIS ventures in compliance with statutory and Education Bureau (EdB) legislations,.....including:........• Extracurricular Activities (ECA) Foundation – operating our own ECA’s for profit........• Kindergarten........• After-school tutorial services........• Summer School (including Christmas holiday ECA activities)........• Facilities Hire to maximize use of school facilities including Swimming Pool........• Liaise with Advancement Team in Fundraising Initiatives

2. Finance Structure and Accounting Operations

In charge of the Finance and Procurement Operations and oversees a team of 8-10 staff members, with the following key areas and objectives:• ensures meeting of various finance/accounting operations needs, including the use of IT computer systems including SAGE, PowerSchool, and data and reports in a timely and accurate manner• oversees business and transactional activities for the School’s sponsoring body and the School’s finances• drafts and reviews agreements and collaborations to safeguard financial interests of the School’s sponsoring body and the School• explores financial feasibility of in-house services development• ensures compliance of relevant financial and government ordinances, and statutory and other legislations• establishes financial structure for school funds, and internal control of funds including:........• Cash deposit structure to maximize income and debt structure to minimize interest expense........• Maintains control of the funds, maximize returns by ensuring proper utilization of funds........• Monitors cost, minimizes cost by ensuring a proper budget practice including budget allocation and approval seeking, and measures in the use...........of fund, procurement and tender practices• establishes and implements proper procurement and inventory control procedures, annual procurement plan and budget, tendering and system• ensures compliance of all purchases in line with internal procurement guidelines and safety requirements

3. Finance Governance

• supports the Finance Sub-Committee in meeting school financial objectives and policies• prepares for quarterly finance committee meeting, and supports the Head of School to report key and important financial matters to the Finance.....Sub-Committee• collaborates with Senior Leadership Team and Executive Management Team on resources alignments between funding and delivery of various.....programmed initiatives• documents and updates finance and accounting policies and procedures Ideal candidate is expected to possess the following professional qualifications, experiences and personal attributes.

Qualification and Experience

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting, professional accounting qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA or equivalent• Experienced in Finance and Accounting• Knowledge and understanding of EdB, IRD and audits regulations, etc.• Demonstrated track record of leadership and management in Finance and Accounting functions and an ability to lead a team of over 8 staff members• Proven experience in business services development and strong business acumen

Personal Attribute

• An entrepreneur mindset• A mentality to support in building a collegial, collaborative and Christ-centred working environment and an organizational culture that fosters.....‘Kaizen’, continuous development, growth, integrity, and professionalism.• A person who can develop trustworthy relationships with internal and external stakeholders• Conversant with IT and office computer applications, including financial and accounting systems• Excellent communicator• Experience in education sector and NGO advantageous

Application Details

All applicants applying for this position must must submit the documents listed below.• Cover letter• Full resumeEmployment Application• Academic Certificates• Employment Reference Letter Note: Applicants will only be considered with submission of all items listed above. To apply, please submit your applications by post or email to: Human Resources DepartmentChristian Alliance International School33 King Lam StreetLai Chi Kok, KowloonHong Kong email Please quote the reference number of the post in your application. All personal data submitted will be used for recruitment purposes only and application information may be kept for up to 24 months.

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