Head of Finance, Uxbridge

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: c. £65k
Contract term: Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen 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.

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More about HCUC
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Address: Harrow on the Hill Campus, Lowlands Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8909 6000

On 1 August 2017 Uxbridge and Harrow Colleges merged to become HCUC. The Colleges are now officially part of the same organisation and will work together to provide the best opportunities to students, but will keep their individual names and cam...