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Head of Finance

Head of Finance


Job Description

Pure Executive are delighted to be supporting the University of Cambridge in the key appointment of a Head of Estates Finance, who will oversee one of the largest estates in higher education.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a critical role in transforming the finance function within the Estates Division and the wider University, overseeing the strategic management of an estate currently valued at over £3bn, with funds earmarked for further investment.
As a key member of the senior team in both the Estates and Finance Divisions, you will be responsible for the provision of financial services for operational and non-operational activities across the Estates Division. Providing visible, strong and trusted strategic and operational leadership, you will create a single and comprehensive financial business partnering team for the Estates Division, whilst enabling them to effectively deliver the core priorities of the function. You will have the opportunity to develop and implement innovative ideas and approaches that will challenge and improve some traditional approaches to financial management within the Division.
To be considered for this role, you will need substantial experience of working as a qualified accountant in a senior leadership role, with experience of large, complex organisations. You should have knowledge of financial planning, budgeting, financial and management accounting, financial processes and systems, tax & audit. In addition, you will have strong staff leadership and management experience, especially during periods of transformation.

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