Head of Fundraising Finance

Imperial College London

Location: South Kensington, London UK

Salary: £54,880 - £62,980 per annum, plus benefits

A community of problem-solvers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world's biggest challenges, Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading science-focused universities, committed to making advances in research and education and lasting contributions to society. A global institution in outlook and reach, Imperial has four faculties, Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences and Business, an annual income of circa £970 million and considerable ambition for its future.

Advancement is an agile and ambitious team, striving to generate philanthropic income for College and Faculty fundraising priorities. The team has been expanded considerably over the last few years and now comprises approximately 85 staff. The new Head of Fundraising Finance will play a crucial influential and leading role in ensuring that the Advancement strategy is supported. The post holder will be fully responsible for all day-to-day aspects of the gift administration function, overseeing the development of systems and processes to support improved income processing, gift aid and direct debit claims, financial reconciliations and income allocation.  The post holder will work closely with colleagues across the Division, as well as Finance and Legal Services.

The successful candidate will come with a recognised accountancy qualification or finance-related bachelor degree, or qualified by experience of managing transactional processes in a finance role.  You will come with proven leadership and people management experience, preferably gained either in the Higher Education or not-for-profit sectors, and have demonstrable experience of setting and delivering strategic aims in a gift administration or fundraising environment. A sound understanding of the role of fundraising and gift administration within universities or similar types of organisations, with an up-to-date and thorough knowledge of fundraising, and both national and international tax-efficient giving will be key.

Please note that the official job title for this role is ‘Head of Gift Accounting’.

For more information please visit: www.peridotportal.co.uk/imperialcollege/

Formal closing date: 9am, Monday 30th April 2018

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