The Gates Cambridge Trust is seeking a new Director of Finance.
GATES CAMBRIDGE TRUST
Director of Finance
The Gates Cambridge Trust (Gates Cambridge) is Cambridge University’s most prestigious Overseas Scholarship Scheme. Founded in 2000 with a most generous benefaction from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Scheme provides full-cost scholarships to outstanding graduate students from across the world, and currently there are around 225 Gates Scholars in residence.
The Trustees of Gates Cambridge now wish to appoint a Director of Finance to manage the finance and investment functions of the Trust, in succession to Dr David Lott. The Gates Cambridge endowment currently stands at £200m and expenditure on scholarships is around £6.5m annually. The post holder is an Officer of the Trust and reports to the Provost on all operational matters and to the Trustees, via the Honorary Treasurer, on financial governance issues.
Applicants should be graduates, with a recognised accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and with significant experience of working in a senior financial position, ideally in the higher education or charity sectors. A working knowledge of PS Financials would be an advantage, and experience with similar packages, combined with the ability to learn quickly, is essential; familiarity with Oracle Financials would be also be helpful. The post will be part-time, requiring a commitment of around 60% of full time, though some flexibility will be need to meet seasonal workload requirements. Salary will be in the region of £60,000 pro-rata, and the successful candidate will be eligible to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme. The post is based in central Cambridge. Further details of the post can be obtained from Alison McKeegan (Alison.McKeegan@admin.cam.ac.uk). Interviews will be held on Thursday 15th May, 2014.
Applications, including a current curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to Alison McKeegan, Alison.McKeegan@admin.cam.ac.uk, HR Division, The Old Schools, University of Cambridge CB2 1TN, by no later than 2 May 2014.
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