Finance and Core Services

Finance and Core Services brings together business focused skill sets (including external advisors) with specialist technical ability underpinned by profession qualifications to provide advice, support and services to the Central Executive Team and Cochrane’s Governing Board in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Business Performance and Business Services.

Finance Services include; Financial accounts; Management accounts; Treasury management/planning; Annual plan and budget; Annual audit; Annual reporting for statutory bodies including charities commission and overseas requirements; Support for Finance, Audit and Investment and Remuneration committees; Expenses; Financial oversight for fundraising and restricted funds; Financial oversight to support Cochrane events and meetings; Tax management/planning

HR Services include; Recruitment including contract management; Annual and other leave: Performance management including annual appraisal process; Training, development and succession planning; Management of consultants; Management of secondment arrangements; Policies and handbook; Outsourced payroll across 4 locations; Management of pension; Salary benchmarking; Benefits in kind; Health and Safety; Technical HR advice across the CET

Business Performance includes; Planning & monitoring/reporting; Business & project management processes; Business performance metrics; Cochrane group financial monitoring; Environmental reporting and sustainability

Business Service include; Risk management; Contracts management; Publishing management; Administration & office/facilities management (London, Copenhagen & Freiburg); Insurance; Legal advice