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Head of Finance Operations
 
Title: Head of Finance Operations
Category: Project / Program Management
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £50,001.00 - £1,000,000.00
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Description:
Head of Finance Operations

£65,000 - £80,000 + 12% Bonus Scheme

Cambridge University Press is an iconic brand and the publishing business of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading academic institutes. We are the world's oldest media business and are an industry leader having published authors such as Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and over 60 Nobel Prize winners. We are a truly global organisation with over 2,700 colleagues operating in over 50 offices across the world.

About the role:

An exciting new role within the central finance team at Cambridge University Press has been created which will manage 3 key operational finance teams: Accounts Payable, Cash Allocations and the Royalties team. Our Cambridge based group finance team is responsible for the global financial controls processes, policy strategy and compliance in over 50 international offices. This role reports to the Director of Financial Reporting, Compliance and Control.

This is a fantastic opportunity and key senior role which will have responsibility for 3 direct reports, and management of a significant team of approximately 50 colleagues. It will also require regular interaction and collaboration, not only with all areas within finance, but also with internal customers within the wider business as well. Long term development and career progression will also available to candidates who excel in the position.

About you:

You are a qualified accountant, preferably ACA or ACCA.

Critical factors to being successful in the role include:

A track record of excellent team management and able to demonstrate leadership skills, preferably in an Operational environment

Relationship management of key internal stakeholders and other relevant parties including other internal support departments

Analytical thinker with curiosity, courage and acumen to challenge and improve current processes and ability to provide solutions in a pragmatic manner.

Strong team player and collaborator

Drive and tenacity to work through multiple priorities and the desire to make a valuable contribution to the Press and its mission

Must be an excellent communicator both verbally and written

Why join the Press?

Become part of our mission of advancing learning, knowledge and research worldwide by joining the Press. In return you will receive a competitive package with benefits including a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, health insurance, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans. Based in central Cambridge, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway.

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