|Salary:||£58,284 to £61,823|
|Placed On:||16th January 2023|
|Closes:||12th February 2023|
Cambridge University Libraries (CUL) is looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join our team, in a key and pivotal role within the leadership team.
CUL comprises the University Library, 34 faculty and departmental libraries and the Library Storage Facility. The University Library is a world-leading academic and research library and one of 6 Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and Ireland. CUL holds collections of national and international importance and operates across a wide range of activities including digital, public engagement, heritage assets, open access and digitisation.
The Head of Finance is a key role which will lead a team of 6 and work closely with the University Librarian & Director of Library Services, the Chief Operating Officer, the Deputy University Librarian and 3 Deputy Directors.
You will be deputy to the COO in the areas of financial strategy, as well as financial governance and management. The role is also responsible for managing the operational financial administration of CUL and for developing financial strategy in line with the Libraries' and University's strategic priorities. You will take the lead on finance business partnering, planning, budgeting and resource management and financial reporting and analysis.
The ideal candidate will be a finance professional and be ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA qualified or equivalent, with previous experience of leading a finance team. You will have gravitas, drive and ambition and above all you will have a strong degree of commercial and financial acumen, with the ability to liaise with high level key stakeholders and create insightful financial information that will direct business planning and performance. You will be a strong team manager and be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
CUL has a hands-on, pragmatic team culture so it is essential that you can roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day-to-day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve their financial processes.
This is an exciting time to join CUL, so if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help us to achieve our mission and vision, then we can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.
In return, we are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits such as USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) – a defined benefits pension scheme and competitive annual leave of 41 days inclusive of public holidays
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our institution.
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For informal enquiries please contact Kirsty Allen, Chief Operating Officer at email@example.com
The closing date for applications is 12th February 2023.
The interview date for the role is TBC.
Please quote reference VE34779 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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