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Asst Bursar - Finance & IT

Hays A&F
England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£65000.0 - £71000.0 per annum + Circa £70,000 p/a
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Education & Training
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

Job Details

Reporting to the Bursar, the Assistant Bursar will provide extensive support within all areas of IT, Finance, Impact Analysis and Business Systems. They will have significant experience of project management, data analysis and financial planning within a complex organisational environment.
• Oversee the Finance function and staff, directly managing the Finance Manager
• Lead on financial modelling of current and alternative approaches to support decision making for funding the College's development plans, providing advice to Council on matters such as the viability of new initiatives
• Take responsibility for long-term business planning and the financing of the development of the College estate
• Provide oversight of the operational aspects of investment fund management
• Oversee the IT function and staff, directly managing the IT Manager
• Develop the organisation's IT strategy and translate it into actionable goals
• Lead on the development of new IT requirements, in conjunction with the Heads of
Department and College Officers
• Work with the IT Manager, project sponsors and key stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of new systems and upgrades to current systems
• Identify future challenges in the IT landscape and develop mitigation strategies
Impact Analysis & Business Systems:
• Manage the Business Systems Manager
• Working with Heads of Department to review and update Key Performance Indicators
• Taking the lead on implementing new operational initiatives and business systems
• Developing standard monthly management reports to monitor KPIs
• Identifying and documenting key processes within the Bursar's departments
• Identifying and documenting key inter-departmental processes within the College
• Identify and implement solutions to inter-departmental process inefficiencies
Additional Duties:
• Monitoring investment performance against agreed benchmarks on a quarterly basis
• Act as first point of contact for College Auditors, Lawyers, Insurance brokers and intercollegiate
• Drafting various reports and papers for a range of College committees
• Take the lead on property lease negotiations with external landlords
• Act as first point of contact for Home Office Sponsor License (sponsoring foreign workers and students)
• Lead the annual insurance renewal process and attend to adhoc insurance administration for the College
• Advise on operational and Bridge Centre related legal matters as appropriate
• Completing various inter-collegiate analysis requirements, ensuring College governance
has been satisfied prior to submission
• Approving recruitment authorisations and contract amendments checking any requests
fit within corresponding budgets and workforce planning (on an operational and
strategic level)
• Working with HR on any complex HR matters without involving the Bursar, so the Bursar
is unconflicted where appeals or litigation arise
• Deputising for the Bursar in their absence
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. The post-holder may be asked to take on
different tasks as required, and all employees are expected to work collaboratively to support
the overall work of the College.
• A qualified professional accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA)
• Experience of financial management within a complex organisation
• Strong financial literacy with first class analytical skills and the ability to develop longterm
financial plans
• Excellent IT skills
• A firm understanding of business systems and how the combination of policies,
personnel, equipment and computer facilities co-ordinates the operational needs of a
• A working knowledge of employment law
• Outstanding problem-solving skills
• Excellent written communication skills
• Excellent project management skills
• Educated to degree level or equivalent
• Experience of line managing teams
• Experience of the education/charity sector
• Knowledge of the use of IT within the educational sector

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