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LSC & AoC seeking nominations for College Finance Director of the Year

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The Learning and Skills Council is calling for nominations for its College Finance Director of the Year award. Philip Lloyd, National Director of Finance at the Learning and Skill Council and Accountancy Age’s Finance Director of the Year, said: “It is imperative for the public sector to recognise and celebrate its success. This is particularly important for the further education sector. Colleges have a vital and demanding agenda. They have a central role to play in the skills of the workforce and competitiveness of the UK economy. With this award, we want to highlight the crucial work of Finance Directors and to recognise their contribution to the success of colleges in England.”

Nominations are invited from principals and finance directors who want to nominate a colleague or peer in another college. All entries must be received by 5pm on 18 October 2004. The winner of the Award will be announced at the AoC’s Annual Conference 16 ““ 18 November 2004.

Nominations should highlight a specific aspect of work. For example, entries can focus on the Finance Director’s contribution to financial and operational improvement; a college’s financial and operational recovery; a successful and/or innovative capital project; or, a successful / innovative re-organisation.

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Martin Penny, Chair of the Colleges” Finance Directors” Group said: “This award will bring recognition of the vital work done by Finance Directors in the Further Education sector. Finance Directors critically influence the overall strategy of a college and provide essential support to college Principals. Enterprise and innovation are key success factors for Finance Directors and this is what we will be looking for in the nominations”.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Learning and Skills Council website, the Association of Colleges” website and (the Finance Directors” Group’s website).

All entries must be received by 5pm on 18 October 2004 and submitted by email to [email protected]

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