Campus Financial Controller

City of Edinburgh
£50,618 - £56,950pa
05 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity is available for a proactive, highly motivated individual to be involved in the development and implementation of financial strategy in line with University and College strategic goals within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS). 

The Easter Bush Campus is the home of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies which incorporates Veterinary Clinical Services, Roslin Innovation Centre, Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF), The Global Academy for Agriculture and Food Security and The Roslin Institute              

As part of the Campus Financial Services team you will work with senior management to create, deliver and implement business plans for major new projects and lead initiatives to maximise income with available resources. It should be noted that the remit of the team is extensive, several functions have therefore been fully delegated to the Campus Finance Manager, with this role being largely responsible for the research and contract activity, strategic financial planning and development of business plans for the Roslin Institute.   This role will require giving expert advice on finance, contract and resource issues to both academic and corporate managers.  You will also represent the wider School in negotiations with external and internal partners on finance and operational matters.  This role will work in partnership with University senior managers in carrying out business-process improvements and ad hoc projects for the benefit of the whole School (and wider University). 

You should be a professionally qualified Accountant with senior management experience. Proven experience of financial strategy and change management/development activities is required, alongside a high level of proficiency with financial systems and software; with the ability to absorb and interpret complex financial information from a variety of forums, quickly identify key issues and represent in an easily understandable format.  This role will have to deal with conflicting priorities and deadlines and proven experience in dealing with a varied portfolio of contract research work would be an advantage. Experience in a University Environment is desirable, but not essential.

If after reading the further information you wish to discuss any of the above role further then please contact Val Hughes-White, Campus Operating Officer (Val.Hughes

Closing Date:  26th March 2018

For further particulars and to submit an application, visit the University of Edinburgh’s website via the apply button below.

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