Head of Finance

Recruiter
The Møller Centre
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1143456221
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of FinanceCambridgeCompetitive SalaryFull-Time

About the Company:

Møller Institute is an award-winning centre for leadership development and executive education with its own purpose-built residential creative learning environment set in the grounds of Churchill College, University of Cambridge. Our mission is to connect academia and commerce for professional and executive education.

Møller Institute is a wholly owned subsidiary of Churchill College. Our purpose is education - to inspire individuals to be the best they can be, to accelerate the performance of the organisations which they serve and have a positive impact on society and the environment. Through our work, we covenant all profits to Churchill College to support the education of future leaders.

Our executive education programmes are approved by Møller Institute's Education Standards Committee, which operates under the auspices of the Royal Charter of Churchill College. Møller Institute is approved as a provider by the University of Cambridge Board of Executive and Professional Education (BEPE).

Head of Finance Responsibilities:
  • To work as a member of the Strategy team to contribute to the strategic planning for the Company including attending all meetings as required and implementing decisions as appropriate.
  • To take overall accountability for the work and personal development of the Finance team, in conjunction with the management accountant, to deliver the strategic aims and business targets. This includes the direct line management of the Management Accountant; incorporating the completion of their annual review and the management of personal development for effective delivery and succession planning. The Management Accountant is responsible for the management of the finance team
  • To support and advise the CEO on financial strategy and matters arising from executive education and venue areas of the business, including clear reporting and monitoring of performance, business model structuring and pricing strategy.
  • To ensure that the management accounts produced enable the efficient control and monitoring of the contribution made by each part of the business: executive education and venue.
  • To take responsibility for the production of the annual budget, 5 Year Financial Plan and capital purchase plan, including related cash flow planning.
  • To be responsible for the financial management of capital projects and to work on capital investment project analysis as required.
  • To produce comprehensive Board papers, attend Board meetings and present to the Board of Directors as required.
  • To prepare proposals regarding internal bonus schemes, pension and remuneration proposals in conjunction with the CEO for the Board and Remuneration Committee of the Board.
  • To be responsible for all external financial reporting requirements.
  • To advise on business and pricing models for executive education and the venue and to establish the appropriate costing and control systems to drive growth and efficiency.
  • To engage with the auditors to support the production of the financial statements and the annual audit of the business.
  • Review and analyse cost/profit margins for specific events and programmes.
  • To provide support in relation to authorising BACS payments, as required.
  • Provide ad-hoc financial information and work on significant capital projects with senior managers as required.
  • To work closely with the management accountant, Churchill College IT, external IT third parties and the senior management team to improve financial systems and procedures and update internal control processes.
  • To ensure, in conjunction with the service provider, that software systems enable adequate provision for the delivery of services and the secure handling of data, in line with GDPR.

Head of Finance Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3 years' post qualification experience
  • Experience in producing strategic financial plans for business
  • Experience in producing financial and management accounts
  • Experience with a range of finance systems across a business for financial control and performance monitoring
  • Skills in business modelling to create financial projections for strategic use in the business
  • Keen interest in developing and implementing business models, financial processes and systems to maximise the business' and teams performance.
  • Energetic and dynamic individual who is keen to build strong relationships across the stakeholder group.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Holds a ACA/ACCA/CIMA accountancy qualification

Closing date - Monday 20th May

First Round interviews - Wednesday 29th May

If you think that you are suitable for this Head of Finance requirements, then apply now!

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