Finance Director

Twickenham, London
Highly Competitive
06 Jun 2017
06 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values.  The University is an inclusive academic community, where everybody is welcomed.

St Mary’s is on an exciting journey of transformation and growth, to benefit students, staff and the wider St Mary’s community.  As the University builds on its proud heritage, it is looking for exceptional people to help shape its progressive future.

In an increasingly competitive sector, the need for universities to have effective and efficient finance teams has never been greater. At the centre of decision-making at St Mary’s, the Finance team is committed to being positive, informative and challenging and is involved in everything from providing strategic advice to senior managers on new business initiatives, to helping managers maximise the return from their budgets.

The University is now seeking to appoint a Finance Director to assist the University in the delivery of its new Corporate Plan.  Used to operating at a senior level, with a strong technical accounting background and, ideally, with previous experience of raising finance and driving growth, The Finance Director will play a leading role in the development of the University.

Managing a team of 20, as well as advising senior managers and the Board on a broad range of finance and business matters, the Finance Director will be responsible for monitoring the financial elements of the new Corporate Plan and for ensuring that the University achieves the targeted growth, enabling the substantial investment the University is making.  Helping to fund this investment, through the raising of significant new finance, will also be a key element of the role.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please go to:

Alternatively you can contact Michael Quest of Allen Lane on 0203 031 9638 or


  • Closing date for applicants – Sunday 2nd July
  • St Mary’s conducting formal interviews – week commencing 10th July

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