Director of Tax and Treasury

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
£90,000 - £100,000
16 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
Experience level
Job description

Job summary

Imperial College is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. We are a thriving, dynamic organisation with over 20,000 students, 8,000 staff and a turnover of around £1 billion.

The College is seeking to appoint a Director of Tax and Treasury. The incumbent will be a key member of the Finance leadership team, shaping the direction and strategy of the wider function and providing key strategic support to senior management.

This is a challenging role with a broad range of deliverables; these will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to make a significant impact on the way in which the College finances and supports its academic mission.

Duties and responsibilities

Selected responsibilities include:
  • Be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the areas of tax and treasury, advising on the structuring of the College's £500 million debt portfolio and supporting the College's £500 million Investment and Endowment portfolios.
  • Evaluate and recommend the optimal capital structure for the College in order to deliver its strategic objectives.
  • Oversee cash and liquidity management for the College in both the short and long term, ensuring all cash forecasts are sufficiently robust.
  • Manage, coach and mentor the tax, treasury and investment finance teams (11 roles at present).
  • Negotiate funding arrangements including corporate credit facilities and public & private financing with the overall aim of minimising the total cost of funds.
  • Providing expert tax and structuring advice on the College's long-term real estate development plans (with £1 billion investment anticipated over the next decade).
  • Oversee the College's banking relationships and maintain external communication with banking counterparties and third parties including HMRC.

NOTE: The value of the financial transactions within the scope of the role is material, though the frequency is not high, so high-quality analytical support is required rather than a trading mindset.

Essential requirements

The successful candidate should possess:
  • A finance qualification, possibly supplemented by a tax and / or treasury qualification.
  • Significant PQE advising senior managers on tax and / or treasury matters.
  • Experience of arranging financing transactions and effectively negotiating / influencing external counterparties. (Exposure to real estate transactions would be an advantage).
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong people management skills, with the ability to develop and motivate staff.
  • The ability to "look outside the box" and come up with novel, workable ideas.
  • A proven ability to deliver results, with the skills to multitask and prioritise effectively.
  • Strong team-working skills with the ability to work effectively with colleagues across different functions.

For the full Job Description and additional information, please refer to the attached document.

Further information

Salary: £90,000 - £100,000 per annum, plus benefits.

This is an open-ended role where the successful applicant is entitled to 25 days' holiday plus 14 mandatory leave days and is eligible for a pension scheme. Further employee benefits are available such as Imperial Perks at Work.

Interested candidates should forward their CVs to Andy Myerson at Cedar Recruitment Ltd ( ) or call him on 020 3837 9009 for more information. All speculative applications will be forwarded to Cedar.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK's only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It's our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society - and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:
  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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