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The Royal Automobile Club

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The Royal Automobile Club is one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs offering first-class services to 17,000 members including access to our high-quality clubhouses in Pall Mall (London) and Woodcote Park (Epsom). With a turnover of around £50m, assets worth £80m and a workforce of over 550 skilled employees, the Club is looking for an experienced financial leader to join its Leadership Team.  

As Chief Financial Officer, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Club’s finances and controls, ensuring efficiency and transparency reporting to the Club Secretary and the member-led Board. The role is dual located across both Clubhouses. 

Role responsibilities include:
• Providing strategic input and guidance to the Board on all financial matters, attend Board Meetings, other Committee and Club Management Committee meetings, presenting supporting papers and relevant information.
• Responsibility for the finance function, including all management and statutory reporting, payroll, invoicing and payment/ debt collections and insurance cover, ensuring the Club is managed with effective controls.
• Presenting the Audit Committee and Board with regular appraisals on all strategic risks including, insurance cover, lease negotiations, pension buy-out issues, VAT and tax matters, annual audit and management of cash.
• Collaborating closely with the Chief Operating Officer in support of all operational activity.
• Developing and ensuring compliance with procurement and delegated authority policies
• Supporting the Club Secretary and working alongside the Chief Operating Officer in defining and controlling major projects undertaken by the Club.
• Implementing and maintaining proper and effective controls over the Club’s assets. 

Our ideal candidate:
• A qualified accountant with substantial post qualification experience in senior financial roles (e.g. Finance Director) within a hospitality or service-driven organisation. 
• Experience of working within a committee-based structure or as a board member.
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage team performance and continuous improvement, and establish strong cross-functional relationships.
• Extensive experience of data analytics, forecasting and financial modelling.
• Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills including the ability to convey ideas clearly and persuasively.
 

Benefits include: Discretionary annual bonus, travel allowance, company pension scheme, private medical insurance and life assurance.

Please note we are not looking to engage agencies at this time.

Requirements

The Royal Automobile Club is one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs offering first-class services to 17,000 members including access to our high-quality clubhouses in Pall Mall (London) and Woodcote Park (Epsom). With a turnover of around £50m, assets worth £80m and a workforce of over 550 skilled employees, the Club is looking for an experienced financial leader to join its Leadership Team. 

As Chief Financial Officer, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Club’s finances and controls, ensuring efficiency and transparency reporting to the Club Secretary and the member-led Board. The role is dual located across both Clubhouses.

Details

Job type
Full-time
Location
London, United Kingdom
Department
Finance/Accounting
Languages
English
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
Indefinite
Pay range
£115,000.00 per annum

The Royal Automobile Club

The Royal Automobile Club is one of the world’s foremost private members’ clubs. Offering first-class facilities across two distinctly different clubhouses, it was built on the foundation of being the United Kingdom’s oldest motoring organisation.

We are here to celebrate and inspire progress. If you are looking for recognition for your skills and the chance to explore your full potential, you have come to the right place.
This is no ordinary private members’ club.

Join our teams at London’s Pall Mall clubhouse or the rolling countryside of Woodcote Park in Epsom. You might find yourself helping to squeeze a Bugatti Veyron through Pall Mall’s famous revolving doors or dodging a LeMans-winning Porsche as it blasts past one of two golf courses at Woodcote Park.

Our Values:
We are one club, with one team, seeking to achieve one standard of excellence across two clubhouses. All this passion can be summed up in the word HEART; Heritage, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Trust. These are the values that flow through our veins. More importantly, they are the values we will expect you to live by.

Heritage
Did you know Sir Winston Churchill particularly enjoyed the swimming pool at Pall Mall, with its mosaic columns, white Sicilian marble walls and bronze balconies? Whatever our role at the Club, we all share in conserving its heritage – motoring, social, sporting and architectural – carrying on its remarkable traditions while using the past to enliven and inspire the present.

Excellence
Excellence is something we strive for every day. It is the next five minutes. It is a television remote precisely placed on a bedside table, a cup of tea delivered without delay and the courtesy of your undivided attention. Focus and devotion to detail are paramount. Moment to moment, your commitment to excellence makes all the difference and creates memories which last a lifetime.

Accountability
We pride ourselves on our team approach, with all of us performing our own important part. This means accepting personal responsibility for exceeding members’ expectations, taking ownership of our work, acting with integrity and admitting and learning from our mistakes. It also means putting team achievement above personal goals – safe in the knowledge that the team will look after you.

Respect
The Club has always enjoyed a reputation for mutual tolerance and consideration. Respect is our watchword. It is listening properly to members and colleagues alike, treating them with professional courtesy at all times. It is understanding the importance of rules, boundaries and timekeeping, while retaining the flexibility to acknowledge other people’s expertise or extra input.

Trust
Every role is a position of trust. You are entrusted with protecting and furthering our proud tradition. You are entrusted with representing the Club and all its values. You are entrusted with developing yourself and your team. This level of trust has to be earned; by doing what you say you’ll do, acting fairly, keeping confidences, providing honest feedback and positively receiving feedback.

If you can live these values, you will see your efforts recognised. Your potential will be nurtured in an organisation full of individuals who have come up through the ranks, learned new skills or taken their careers in a surprising direction.

Pall Mall:
The Pall Mall clubhouse, set in the heart of the St James’s area of London, provides a welcoming sanctuary from the bustle of the capital city. It runs a premium choice of restaurants and bars, a unique range of accommodation, private dining and sporting facilities, as well one of the finest swimming pools in London.

Woodcote Park:
The Woodcote Park clubhouse and estate is set in 350 acres of scenic Surrey Downs countryside. The clubhouse features two 18-hole golf courses, four squash courts, six floodlit tennis courts, a modern gym, an indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, restaurants, bars and accommodation.

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