Finance Director

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World Leading Scientific Institution

Our client is an independent scientific research centre at the leading edge of curiosity-driven theoretical science that is at an exciting point in its development. Currently seeking transformational funding to speed up discovery and increase research capability they have ambitious plans and a desire to be at the forefront of scientific advances in the UK.

  • Anywhere

World Leading Scientific Institution

Our client is an independent scientific research centre at the leading edge of curiosity-driven theoretical science that is at an exciting point in its development. Currently seeking transformational funding to speed up discovery and increase research capability they have ambitious plans and a desire to be at the forefront of scientific advances in the UK.

Description

In order to support this development, we are currently seeking to recruit an outstanding Finance Director to carve out a new role, that will involve working with the founding Director and Development Director to grow financial support from research grants and philanthropy, rethink the incentive structures for a knowledge creation organisation, and spur on scientists and staff to hit peak performance. The successful candidate will have responsibility for all aspects of day-to-day finance; will work regularly with the Director on strategy and future growth; support the Development Director in attracting research grants, major gifts, corporate investment and endowments; help to further establish and commercialise the Ventures arm; and become a key member of the broader management team, fully integrated into all areas of operations.

Skills

Candidates for this Finance Director role should be qualified accountants with a passion for science and technology. Even though a non-profit organisation, they operate with the speed and ambition of 21st century technology firms and candidates should be open to risk and be suspicious of complexity. Raw talent is more important than extensive experience, and we are open to outstanding applicants seeking their first leadership role. Candidate values include ambition, communication, enthusiasm, fearlessness, mastery, originality, perfectionism, persistence, resilience and simplicity.

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If of interest, please apply using the link below.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. If you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in private equity, media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe.

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