Sellick Partnership is supporting the University of Derby to recruit a Head of Financial Accounting & Appraisal to join its successful Finance team at a time of significant and exciting change in the higher education sector.
As Head of Financial Accounting & Appraisal within this innovative and inspirational organisation, you will be a key member of the senior management team tasked with playing a major role in the development of the service and in helping to achieve its mission statement of ‘being a leading edge service provider, helping the organisation achieve its goals by providing quality advice on financial matters and implementing necessary financial strategies.’
Leading the key areas of Financial Accounting, Payroll, Tax and Capital & Investment Appraisal, this is a high profile role working on a number of exciting projects alongside the Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director, and with stakeholders within the Estates / Research teams. You will lead on areas of compliance and reporting as well as providing advice and guidance to the University group on the financial aspects of bids and investment appraisal.
The teams you will be leading are extremely self-sufficient and competent, with managers responsible for each area, allowing you to truly develop in this role and focus on strategic issues and exciting projects.
* CCAB qualified with experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams
* Experience of:
* Leading significant, successful and high profile projects and processes
* Managing a financial year end accounting and audit process
* Managing Treasury functions including high-level cash flow reporting and forecasting
* Understanding a compliance framework and of implementing and managing compliance monitoring in business
* Using investment appraisal techniques, such as capital and project appraisal, costing, business planning and return on investment analysis
Please note, the University values experience from different sector backgrounds, both private and public sector, therefore Higher Education is not essential to be considered.
You will receive a competitive salary between £53,000 – £73,000; plus excellent benefits, including a local government pension scheme, bonus, private medical and a generous holiday allowance.
You will join a passionate, high-performing and professional team who provide valued support for the University of Derby and its students.
Home to 34,000 students, the University of Derby is a first choice for learners who want a caring, aspirational environment where they can equip themselves for the career they choose. Their significant investment in world class facilities is building on their reputation for student-focused real world learning, in an increasingly competitive and forward-looking sector.
The University has recently been celebrating their ‘Gold’ award, presented by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in the country’s first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting it in the top 20% of all providers in the UK.
Please apply now for more information and a confidential conversation on this unrivalled opportunity
Benefits: bonus, health, pension & holidays