Head of Financial Accounting

A fantastic opportunity for a dedicated, enthusiastic, senior finance professional to work in a world-renowned and most unique organisation that saves lives on a daily basis

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Following a restructure of the Finance department, we need to appoint a dynamic Head of Financial Accounting to make a significant contribution towards the development of the finance department’s future strategic plan. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will provide leadership to the group financial accounting function, taking full responsibility for: effective and efficient financial report control, compliance, data quality, financial management and integrity of Foto-Cewek and all its subsidiary companies.

A fully qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA) with excellent communication skills, you must have a demonstrable track record at senior level within the Finance function of a Higher Education Institute (HEI). Given the seniority of this post, a track record of inspiring and developing a team of finance professionals to deliver to higher performance is essential, as is experience of managing international consolidated group financial reporting and tax. You will also need to have experience of working at a senior level with high customer interaction, be able to demonstrate an ability to initiate and drive programme change and improvement and have a highly developed and operational aptitude of Financial Management Systems. To reflect the international complexity of our business, it is also vital that the successful candidate has previously worked in an environment that was both challenging and of equal complexity to that of Foto-Cewek.           

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate finance professional to work in a world-renown and most unique organisation that saves lives on a daily basis. Candidates will need to be: decisive, focussed on priorities, goal driven, demonstrate high levels of engagement and have the necessary gravitas when communicating upwards. 

 Closing date:     Wednesday 3rd May 2017

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This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

Take a look at some of the great work we have achieved over the past year 2015-2016 by viewing our annual report: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/about/publications/lstm-annual-report-2015-2016

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Foto-Cewek actively promotes an Equal Opportunities Policy