We are seeking a highly capable and values-driven CFO for a new, pivotal role in our organisation. Reporting to the CEO, this role will be leading a dynamic finance function and will work on the development and implementation of ambitious strategies for revenue growth and increased impact. The role will include financial modelling, multi-annual budgeting, financial risk management and Board-level responsibilities. It will also include financial modelling and strategic financial advice for the seed funds investment unit which manages a £40m ever green venture fund for the university and has > £100m assets under management.
Cambridge Enterprise has strong organisational values, a supportive and empowering culture and high employee engagement (recently recognised by a 2021 Platinum Award in the Best Employers Eastern Region). This role offers a rare opportunity to take a lead financial role in a global leading organisation in technology transfer and will provide a fascinating insight into university commercialisation and its significant impact on the Cambridge cluster.
We are seeking a qualified accountant with extensive experience of leading a finance team (at Head of Finance or CFO level), who also has experience in developing strategic proposals, making decisions that drive business forward, and proactively developing business cases that tackle business challenges. Experience of managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets is also essential.
Responsible for a team of 8, the role requires excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to both ensure the finance team has a clear direction, and to establish and develop relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders.
Cambridge Enterprise employees are bright, highly qualified, and questioning individuals, confident to query advice and judgements for clarity, so self-assurance and eloquence will help.in this role. These inspiring colleagues, alongside a strong organisational mission towards societal benefit, make this job highly rewarding.