Appointment Details

Richmond, The American International University in London

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Job Reference:KAJAYA

Closing Date: Friday 29 May 2020

Competitive Salary

Location: London

Richmond is a unique institution, global in outlook and in practice, diverse and cosmopolitan in its cultures. A leading private not-for-profit institution we are accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and registered with the Office for Students in the UK, with taught degree awarding powers. We award both UK and US degrees and bring together the best of British and American higher education. We are also pleased to have recently signed a significant new partnership agreement with the China Education Group (CEG) which will enable us to grow and flourish as we approach our 50th anniversary.

Operating in London since 1972, the university is true to its vision of being a leading liberal arts university, and of delivering its mission to educate and inform future generations by providing them with the knowledge and support to think critically, the freedom to challenge assumptions and the skills to work with others.

Reporting to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for developing and delivering the University’s financial strategy and targets. This will entail providing timely advice to optimise income and expenditure and identify investment requirements to support the University’s strategic objectives. Richmond is in the process of delivering essential changes and improvements to its financial systems, processes and reporting. Completing this will be a critical part of the role. The CFO will also be expected to provide exceptional leadership to Richmond’s finance team.

Candidates will be qualified accountants with at least fifteen year’s post qualification experience. Whilst it is likely that they will already be in a CFO or equivalent role, we will consider applications from exceptional divisional CFOs or group financial controllers. We anticipate that candidates will have had significant exposure to the higher education sector, or, as a minimum, have worked in similar people-orientated regulated environments.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Richmond University on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference KAJAYA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by Friday 29 May 2020.


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