Director of Finance (Academic)

Central London
£106,000 - 128,000 plus excellent benefits
06 Feb 2018
06 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the top ranking universities (7th in QS World Ranking 2017) in a critical role, providing leadership to the finance function and supporting the wider organisation with a turnover in excess of £1.3bn.  The post-holder will be a member of the Senior Team in Finance and Business Affairs and will be instrumental in leading, supporting and participating in wider strategic initiatives as well as deputising for the Director of Finance and Business Affairs.

This role is one of the senior posts in Finance and leads the School-based finance functions that comprises of 25 staff and support Schools and Faculties. The successful candidate will deliver financial leadership in partnership with Deans, Vice-Provosts and Faculty Managers. The role helps translate academic aspirations into credible plans that are strategically consistent, academically successful and financially sustainable.

The successful candidate will need to exhibit the highest standards of partnership-based financial leadership in a large, complex and successful environment. This involves excellent communication and influencing skills, credibility amongst the most senior leaders in the organisation and the ability motivate and develop high-performing financial support teams. You will be a fully qualified accountant (CCAB or equivalent) and whilst possessing demonstrable experience of having partnered with senior academics is beneficial, we welcome applicants with a proven track record gained within relevantly complex organisations.

For further information regarding the role and hoe to apply, please head to

Key Timings:

  • Application Deadline: Sunday 25th February, 2018
  • Please submit your cv and a cover letter (detailing your motivations to apply and key areas of relevance) to – early submissions are encouraged.
  • Interviews: weeks commencing 12th March, 2018

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Michael Quest directly: / 02030319638.

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