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Director of Tax & Treasury

Director of Tax & Treasury

  • Job reference

    JO0000009098_1618410666

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Senior Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90000 - £100000 per annum + USS pension + 31 days holiday + bens

  • Contact:

    Andy Myerson

  • Contact email:

    andym@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000009098_1618410666

  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Andy Myerson

Imperial College is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. We are a thriving, dynamic organisation with over 20,000 students, 8,000 staff and a turnover of around £1 billion.

The College are seeking to appoint a Director of Tax and Treasury. This is a newly created position that will be a key member of the Finance leadership team, shaping the direction and strategy of the wider function and providing key strategic support to senior management.

This is a challenging role with a broad range of deliverables; these will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to make a significant impact on the way in which the College finances and supports its academic mission.

Selected responsibilities include:

  • Be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the areas of tax and treasury, advising on the structuring of the College's £500 million debt portfolio and supporting the College's £500 million Investment and Endowment portfolios.
  • Evaluate and recommend the optimal capital structure for the College in order to deliver its strategic objectives.
  • Oversee cash and liquidity management for the College in both the short and long term, ensuring all cash forecasts are sufficiently robust.
  • Manage, coach and mentor the tax, treasury and investment finance teams (11 roles at present).
  • Negotiate funding arrangements including corporate credit facilities and public & private financing with the overall aim of minimising the total cost of funds.
  • Providing expert tax and structuring advice on the College's long-term real estate development plans (with £1 billion investment anticipated over the next decade).
  • Oversee the College's banking relationships and maintain external communication with banking counterparties and third parties including HMRC.

NOTE: The value of the financial transactions within the scope of the role is material, though the frequency is not high, so high-quality analytical support is required rather than a trading mindset.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate should possess:

  • A finance qualification, possibly supplemented by a tax and / or treasury qualification.
  • Significant PQE advising senior managers on tax and / or treasury matters.
  • Experience of arranging financing transactions and effectively negotiating / influencing external counterparties. (Exposure to real estate transactions would be an advantage).
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong people management skills, with the ability to develop and motivate staff.
  • The ability to "look outside the box" and come up with novel, workable ideas.
  • A proven ability to deliver results, with the skills to multitask and prioritise effectively.
  • Strong team-working skills with the ability to work effectively with colleagues across different functions.