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Job reference: 017116
Closing date: 30/06/2023
Department: Finance
Location: Collège Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Employment type: Full Time

Job Description

College Alpin Beau Soleil is seeking to recruit a

Director of Finance

From August 2023


College Alpin Beau Soleil is a unique school community in the Swiss Alps: home to 300 students aged 11-18 from 50 countries around the world and offering an unparalleled educational experience.  We believe it’s what you do that counts, and our students take on challenges 7 days each week, in and out of the classroom, that help them develop into young people capable of taking on the world.

Curricular programmes in English and French, based around the IB Diploma, provide a foundation for academic success at universities around the world, whilst the experience of living and working with friends from all around the world sets up students as truly global citizens of the future. Everyone is an individual here, but we sum to a very special community.


Our alpine location in the heart of Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland offers an enviable lifestyle with skiing on the doorstep in the winter months and a multitude of outdoor and sporting activities throughout the year. Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva are all within easy reach for cultural adventures and inspiration, but we travel across Europe and around the world too.

The Beau Soleil campus is an inspiring place to work, with facilities that are second to none. Students and staff thrive in an environment of which they are proud, and which inspires us to better things every day.


Are you looking for an exceptional career opportunity as a Director of Finance? Look no further! We are seeking a talented and experienced professional to join our Swiss international Boarding School, which is part of the Nord Anglia Education group.

As the Director of Finance, you’ll be at the helm of the school’s financial operations, ensuring its ongoing success and financial stability. With your expertise, you will oversee accounting, optimize cash flow, lead budgeting and forecasting, and providing valuable insights to support strategic decision-making. You will also be responsible for financial reporting, cultivating relationships with banks and external stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.

If you possess outstanding communication skills and have a results-oriented mindset, you’ll thrive in this role. Your ability to lead a team and effectively prioritize tasks will be crucial, along with your independent and adaptable nature.

Join our team and contribute to our success!


  • Direct and oversee the operations of the accounting team (AP-AR-GL).
  • Manage and optimize Department, of Finance, providing reports to the Group.
  • Conduct financial closures in compliance with statutory regulations and IFRS. 
  • Lead the preparation of the school’s annual budget and financial forecasts.
  • Monitor and analyze discrepancies between actual results, budgeted figures and forecasts, focusing on profitability analysis.
  • Oversee both internal and external Audit/Regulatory processes.
  • Oversee all financial and legal aspects of the school’s operations and activities.
  • Administer and negotiate contracts and manage related processes.
  • Prepare for and manage the Annual General Meeting and maintain strong relations with the Board of Directors.
  • Strive for continual improvement and optimization of accounting and cross-functional processes.
  • Lead the transition and implementation of a new ERP system.



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Previous experience in financial controlling is desirable

Person specification

  • Excellent communication skills, encompassing both written and oral forms
  • A proactive approach and a results-oriented mindset
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management and prioritization
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage a team
  • Capacity to work independently and take initiative
  • Strong team player with a collaborative mindset
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances
  • High energy levels and genuine enthusiasm 


Applications should be made via Beau Soleil recruitment website at and should contain a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees.  

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 June 2023

Successful short listed candidates will be contacted straight away with initial discussions conducted remotely by telephone or video call.  

Collège Alpin Beau Soleil is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A police check is required prior to appointment.

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