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Assistant Director of Finance

Assistant Director of Finance

  • Location

    South East London, London

  • Sector:

    Management Accounting

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  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £77500.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Davidson

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Assistant Director of Finance: £70,000 - £77,500 + benefits: SE London (6 Month Contract)

For a University in South East London, we are recruiting an Assistant Director of Finance for a 6-month contract. Reporting to the CFO, this pivotal role will lead the development of a best-in-class management accounting and reporting function whilst supporting new members of Finance moving across from the organisation during a high-profile change. The Assistant Director of Finance will on-board new team members and integrate them with existing management accountants, supporting a service driven Business Partnering function. This role will suit a natural leader with a strong track-record in leading management accounting and business partnering teams.

Main Duties:

  • Lead, develop and inspire new Finance Business Partnering Team to deliver best-in-class support to internal stakeholders
  • Manage a team including the Head of Management Accounts, FP&A Accountant and Faculty Business Partners
  • Lead on annual budget setting, re-forecasting, and month-end
  • Support the Leadership Team with financial information and reporting
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget and medium-term financial forecasts for the University and subsidiaries including CAPEX, cash forecasting, narrative and reports
  • Support Faculties and Directorate in the preparation of 3-5-year plans
  • Implement business partnering to enhance service delivery, optimise finance work processes to create value, improve productivity and underpin the Finance operating model

Person Specification:

  • Proven experience of leading management accounting and business partnering teams across multiple locations
  • Track record of providing financial leadership to Executives
  • Experience of working within the University or Higher Education sector would be desirable
  • Experience of leading and influencing through transformation and change is essential
  • Experience of setting up and embedding new departments / functions
  • Gravitas and leadership qualities


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