Position of Deputy Director of Finance, Business Partnerships and Financial Accounting at UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH


Financial management information

Site: Avery Hill Campus
Salary: £ 61,818 to £ 73,782 plus £ 4,872 London weighting per year
Type of Contract : Fixed-term contract – 7-month consulting opportunity
Closing Date: Thursday 07 October 2021
Date of interview: See the announcement
Reference: 2902

Do you thrive in an environment where you operate at the heart of the business because you are trusted to provide honest, insightful and value-added decision support? Are you passionate about delivering excellent service that extends to creating an authentic learning environment for your team? Are you someone who can lead, inspire, and provide basic financial performance management?

This is a rare opportunity to work at a senior level to make a meaningful difference at an exciting time for the University. We have an ambitious new strategy to be the best modern university by 2030 and we are shaping the Finance Directorate to support these ambitions. The incumbent will lead a newly formed team through transformational change while partnering with the University to ensure its financial sustainability.

Reporting to the CFO, the Acting Deputy CFO (Business Partnership and FP&A) will play a critical role in leading key financial management processes, as well as providing the analysis and knowledge that will underpin the financial viability of the university.

They will work with key stakeholders to lead and deliver the annual budget, five-year plan and forecasting processes with an excellent service delivery mindset. This will involve leading and integrating business partnership principles for a newly formed team while managing change activity around the systems implementation project without compromising the quality and timeliness of deliverables. The successful candidate will be a first class communicator, collaborative influencer, inspirational and inclusive leader and driven to provide excellent service at all times.

The University of Greenwich is a special place because of its commitment to transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, and the energy and enthusiasm of our students and staff. We are proud of our history as an educational institution that provides opportunities for potential people, regardless of their background, and improves society through research and enterprise.

We are also proud of our heritage and reputation as a diverse, multi-stakeholder institution with two campuses based in London and one in Medway, Kent, working closely with several local and international colleges to build partnerships that support students. We have invested over £ 175million since 2013 in labs, teaching spaces and student facilities. We have, among others, a new Student Hub on our Medway campus, the Dreadnought building, the Stockwell Street library and the School of Design on our Greenwich campus. We have ambitious plans for all of our campuses, redefining our buildings and creating new learning and leisure spaces for our students.

It’s an exciting time to join us. For more information, please see the full job description, candidate specifications and details on how to apply, by clicking on apply online.

If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Louise Watson, CFO by email at: [email protected] for an informal chat.

Please note the following timeline for the appointment process:

  • Closing date for applications: Thursday, October 7, 2021
  • Long List Conversations: Tuesday 12 October (afternoon) 2021 via 30minutes Interview Teams
  • Formal interview for shortlisted persons: Friday, October 15, 2021

The interview process will include a formal panel interview and a written activity

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