Head of Finance
Our excellent current Head of Finance has recently secured a Director of Finance post elsewhere, creating this opportunity to become part of our outstanding team at HCUC.
HCUC is the new name for Uxbridge College, which was joined through a type B merger by Harrow College on 1st August 2017. We are a highly successful College located across four main campuses in West London. With a turnover of £50 million, the College has consistently strong performance indicators, putting it in the top 5 Colleges for London financially, and it has maintained outstanding financial health (SFA) for many years. There are over 6,000 EFA funded learners, over 800 apprentices and over 3,000 SFA funded learners. The College also caters for nearly 400 learners with high needs.
We are now looking to appoint an ambitious, analytical individual with a sound financial track record and excellent communication skills as Head of Finance. You will lead the finance and payroll teams, and work closely with senior staff across the College to ensure the achievement of our financial strategy.
Reporting to the Group Director, Finance and Resource Planning, this post is pivotal in providing essential financial control and analysis, enabling the College to identify new opportunities, whilst streamlining existing operations. This role requires excellent experience of all round accounting including management accounts, budgeting and costing as well as experience of managing payroll. It is essential that the individual is able to successfully lead a team and work closely with Directors and managers to ensure a clear understanding of financial issues across the College. You should have excellent Excel skills, and be able to prioritise efficiently and effectively in order to operate in our fast-paced environment.
For the right individual, this post is a great opportunity to make a significant impact on the success and direction of the finance and payroll teams and the College as a whole, particularly following the recent merger.
In addition to a generous salary and a great working environment, the College provides other non-pay benefits such as professional development opportunities, on site gym, 37 days annual leave plus the Christmas break and free parking on campus.
Uxbridge College is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all people, irrespective of disability, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, transsexual or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, religion/faith or pregnancy and maternity leave.
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
HCUC (Harrow & Uxbridge College) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and we expect all staff to share this commitment. To ensure that we meet our safeguarding commitments we will carry out all necessary pre-employment checks, including undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check for all successful candidates.