Chief Finance Officer

London (Greater) (GB
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Association of Commonwealth Universities - Appointment of Chief Finance Officer 

As Chief Finance Officer (CFO) you will provide inspiring financial leadership at the Association of Commonwealth Universities. We support the development of higher education as power for good across the Commonwealth and beyond. From being the world’s first international university network, we remain one of the most diverse, with 500+ members across more than 50 countries. We combine delivering value to our members with achieving positive global change through the power of higher education. We also have a distinguished reputation for delivering programmes and managing prestigious and internationally-renowned scholarship schemes.

The CFO will play a crucial role in shaping our future during an exciting phase of development for the ACU. As the chief financial spokesperson for the ACU, lead for the financial management of the organisation and of the Finance, ICT, HR and Facilities, Governance and non-scholarship administration services, you will work with the CEO and COO to drive and deliver the ACU’s ambitious strategic plan. In addition, to £9.5 million ACU income, the CFO also oversees the financial management of circa £85 million of income and expenditure for seven clients. 

You will have substantial experience of operating as the financial authority of an organisation and of working in a higher education institution. This will be combined with knowledge of charity and company accounts. You will also have an international perspective and awareness of current trends and practices in ICT, investment management techniques, governance requirements and knowledge and passion for Human Resources, organisational and people development. You must demonstrate a genuine alignment to the ACU’s mission and values as well as an understanding of changing economic, political, and social environments affecting the ACU.

The post will be based in the ACU’s offices in London, WC1H 9HF and the salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

The ACU will be supported in this appointment by executive search firm, Perrett Laver. For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting 3899. The deadline for applications is midnight GMT on Wednesday 12th December 2018.

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