Head of Finance (Planning and Research)

Posted by Cancer Research UK

Head of Finance (Planning and Research)

London

excellent benefits

contract

R012138

About the organisation

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Job Description

Are you a self-motivated and sharp minded individual with experience of financial leadership in a business partnering role that could help us win the fight against cancer?

At Cancer Research UK, our pioneering research has helped double survival rates in the last 40 years. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work.

Now we need a Head of Finance: Research and Planning to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract to oversee and support the development and enhancement of CRUK's Research and Planning financial strategy, leading on both business partnering of these areas and the group's financial planning and reporting process.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to...


  • Lead the long term, budget, forecast and 5 year planning processes to support the development of CRUK's strategy and to ensure the robust management of CRUK's reserves.

  • Build effective working relationships with senior leaders across a number of directorates (Research & Innovation, Policy & Information, Philanthropy & Partnerships, HR, Technology and Corporate Resources) to advise and challenge on strategy and business decisions.

  • Produce monthly management accounts for the Charity and provide high level analysis/insights. Ensure that Directors & Heads receive financial insight, advice and challenge so that strategies and business decisions take appropriate account of all financial implications

  • Lead, motivate & develop a team of 19 to deliver their objectives and broader Finance strategy, as well as contributing towards the goals of CRUK and Corporate Resources


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You will contribute to functional, development and technical projects that impact on user experience and ways-of-working in both financial and partnered departments.

You can help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured through your…


  • Demonstrable FP&A decision support success within a complex organisation

  • Significant experience of building, managing & evolving sometimes challenging business partnering relationships at a senior level, ideally (but not essentially) with a science related function

  • Proven leadership and management skills with significant experience of managing large and diverse teams and building strong business cases

  • Ability to interpret complex financial data objectively, delivering clarity and constructive challenge


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We are looking for someone to join us in mid May, as this will be just before our current Head goes off on maternity leave. Interviews will be taking place in early March, after first stage telephone conversations with the Talent Acquisition Partner.

If this describes you, you can enjoy a great career with us as, together, we bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

12 month Fixed Term Contract

Role will be open until the role is filled, but please do apply as soon as you can.

Location: Angel, London until Oct 2019, then Stratford from Oct onwards

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