Finance Director

Michael Page
£60000 - £80000 per annum
26 Feb 2024
21 Mar 2024
JN -122023-6281771
Jack Ryall-Champion
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

The Finance Director will play a crucial role in overseeing the financial strategy and operations of the organisation. This individual will provide strategic financial leadership, ensuring fiscal responsibility, compliance with regulatory standards, and contributing to the overall success and sustainability of the organisation.

Client Details

My client is a leading institution committed to academic excellence and the holistic development of students, with a rich history and a forward-looking approach, we are dedicated to providing high-quality education and fostering an environment that encourages innovation, critical thinking, and inclusivity.


Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with the institution's goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic financial advice to the senior leadership team and the Board of Trustees.
  • Conduct financial analysis and forecasting to support decision-making processes.
  • Oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the organisation.
  • Manage budgeting processes, monitor financial performance, and implement cost-control measures.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and reporting standards applicable to higher education institutions.
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks, implementing internal controls to safeguard the organisation's assets.
  • Develop and execute investment strategies to optimise the organisation's financial resources.
  • Manage and monitor endowment funds and other institutional assets.
  • Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders to understand and support their financial needs.
  • Communicate complex financial information in a clear and understandable manner to non-financial stakeholders.


The successful Finance Director will have

  • CCAB Qualification
  • Proven experience as a Finance Director or in a senior financial management role within a higher educational setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles, and budgeting processes in the education sector.
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Offer

  • My client is is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Competitive pay (£60,000-£80,000)
  • Great pension
  • Hybrid working

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