Head of Finance


Job Purpose
The role holder will be responsible for all aspects of financial management, control and support within the College.

The role holder will take a lead in providing financial input to the strategic management of the College and will be expected to use his/her functional expertise to support senior colleagues in identifying best value solutions for the strategic and operational risks and opportunities faced. A key element of the role is the value add / interpretation that the role holder will be expected to provide in pursuing and supporting financially sound business development opportunities, and measuring delivery against College plans. Maximisation of return on academic endeavour and return on investment of intellectual property generated will be key drivers of success.

The role holder will lead the financial budgeting and strategic planning processes across the College and will ensure that effective reporting mechanisms are in place to develop a ‘no surprises’ culture. The role holder will also be expected to work closely with the central Finance Office to ensure that transactional support is delivered effectively and efficiently utilising appropriate corporate systems and processes whilst ensuring compliance with associated financial controls.

The role holder will provide professional leadership of the finance function within the College and will ensure that organisation design and capability levels are fit for purpose.

Standard Terms & Conditions
The appointee, if aged less than 60, will be eligible to join the Universities Superannuation scheme, a defined-benefit pension scheme, with pension entitlement related to final salary.

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