Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Management and Reporting) (629910)

University of Strathclyde

Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Management and Reporting) (629910)

£66,857- £75,226

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

  • Full time
  • Permanent
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Posted 1 week ago, 4 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: 21-07-2024 (In 5 days)

job Ref: 629910

Full Job Description

Salary Range:  £66,857- £75,226

FTE:  1 (35 hours/week)

Term:  Open ended

Closing Date: Sunday, 21 July 2024

The University is seeking an experienced professional to join the Finance Directorate team as Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Management and Reporting). This important role will help the University build on its strong financial position and meet the challenges of the current economic climate and the changing Higher Education Sector.

The Finance Directorate is responsible for over £800M of income and expenditure annually, represented by in excess of 150,000 transactions annually, with around 7,500 staff and students having access to our Finance systems to initiate, review and approve financial transactions and reports. 

The Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Management and Reporting) leads on all financial and management accounting matters within the University and periodic reporting to Executive Team and Court. This includes preparation of the annual financial statements, the University Budget and Strategic Plan Forecasts for submission to the Scottish Funding Council, quarterly forecasts and monthly management accounts. The postholder manages the Accounting Services team within the Finance Directorate, which includes qualified accountants and assistants and is supported by the team of Finance Business Partners.

The University has an ambitious strategic plan and seeks to grow its income from non-government sources, particularly through global engagement and innovation. This role offers an exceptional opportunity to play a key part in in helping to deliver Strathclyde’s ambitions as a leading international technological University, advising on financial implications of strategic initiatives, including evaluation of business plans. 

You should be educated to degree level with membership of a recognised accounting professional body and have extensive post-qualification experience in a senior finance role in a large, complex organisation, ideally in Higher Education. This role will suit a strategic thinker, who possesses excellent analytical skills and strong technical accounting knowledge. Enthusiasm, commitment, and strong collaborative interpersonal skills coupled with a high level of problem-solving, influencing and decision-making are essential.

You will contribute significantly as a senior member of the Finance Directorate Leadership Team to the development and delivery of policy, operational plans and continuous improvement in the context of the ambitious strategic objectives and deputise for the Director in all financial accounting and reporting matters. 

The University is recognised as being people-oriented, and you will receive ‘on-the-job’ training, a holiday entitlement of 31 days and 11 statutory days; generous employer contributions to your pension; and be eligible to subscribe to a variety of schemes associated with being an employee of the University including: a world-class Sport Centre; family friendly policies; and various additional incentives including a Cycle to Work Scheme. The University also has on-site childcare and parking for which you can apply.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on w/c 29 July 2024.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Mrs Beth Lockhart, Director of Finance (beth.lockhart@