Mark Parsons - Head of Finance and Accounting
As Head of Finance and Accounting, Mark is responsible for the accounting function of Cambridge Enterprise, including effective recording, accounting and reporting, as well as meeting annual audit and other compliance obligations.
In addition to traditional finance and accounting duties, the Finance Team is responsible for the accurate and timely distribution of income received from commercialisation activities to parties including academics, departments, research funders and third parties.
Mark has been instrumental in automating the quarterly close process and implementing new accounting systems to better serve the business units and support functions of the organisation. Mark is the Assistant Company Secretary for the organisation, carrying out company secretarial duties on behalf of the Registrary of the University of Cambridge, and is also the Cambridge representative LLP Committee Member for Apollo Therapeutics LLP.
Mark has held a variety of accounting, reporting and financial compliance roles for UK, US and European companies of varying sizes, in head office as well as subsidiary environments. Mark has over 20 years’ accounting experience, working in public practice and industry for a variety of companies including capital equipment manufacturing, healthcare, agrochemical and dot com.
Mark is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and graduated with a BSc Hons in Business Information Systems.
Mark joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2009.