Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (On-site)
£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + excellent benefits, agile working
Permanent
Job description

Head of Finance

£56,587 - £60,022 + excellent benefits

Permanent

Cambridge (hybrid / remote working options)

Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Cambridge University Libraries (CUL), who are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join their team, in a key and pivotal role within their 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 Chief Operating Officer 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 them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.

In return, they 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

Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be available. CUL is keen to support a positive work / life balance for their staff.

For more information about the role and organisation please contact Senan Pierce, Senior Business Director at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Cambridge University Libraries.

Cambridge University Libraries is a diverse, international, and multi-cultural community with a positive and vibrant ethos and atmosphere. We value diversity and we are an equal opportunities employer. All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references.

Closing date for all applications: Sunday 24th July 2022.
Interviews will take place: August 3rd or August 5th. 2022.

All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Senan Pierce at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.


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Posted on: 29 June 2022
Closed date: 06 July 2022 at 18:06
Job ref: 4215591
Tags: Finance