Head of Corporate Reporting

Oxford Brookes University - Directorate of Finance and Legal Services

Location: Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus

£49,772, rising annually to £55,998

Full Time, Permanent - Senior Staff

We are seeking a highly experienced CCAB qualified accountant for the post of Head of Corporate Reporting to lead and support the strategic planning process, monthly monitoring and financial and non-financial KPI reporting for the University. You will also be responsible for the costing accountant and the project management accountant. You will liaise with colleagues across the University. You must have a proven track record in business intelligence reporting and managing projects. You should have excellent communication and IT skills.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You will be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of the Oxford Brookes University. At Brookes we share a culture guided by the key principles of generosity of spirit, confidence, connectedness and enterprising creativity.The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values and aims to be a genuinely inclusive organisation for staff, students and the wider community.

The post offers 30 days annual leave excluding bank holidays and closure between Christmas and New Year. The salary offers incremental progression and the opportunity to join an employer contributory pension fund. There are opportunities for career and personal development including leadership and management. We have an Ofsted rated Outstanding Nursery on site, gym and sports facilities; operate a cycle scheme, and interest free loans for travel season tickets.

You will be responsible for:

  • leading on strategic and financial planning for the University; budgetary control and reporting
  • liaising with, challenging and providing support to the Heads of Faculty Finance
  • co-ordinating and leading on the strategic five year planning and monthly monitoring report required for Executive Board, Finance and Resources Committee and the Board of Governors
  • managing the TRAC/Costing Management Accountant
  • providing leadership for change and continuous improvement.

You should have:

  • a CCAB qualification, with significant post-qualifying experience in complex and diverse organisations
  • significant management accounting / financial planning and closure of accounts experience in a complex organisation
  • report writing for Senior Managers or Committees/Boards
  • experience in use of large integrated financial systems
  • ability to synthesise and analyse complex information and make sound judgements and decisions based on this.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

For more information: hrteam-operations@brookes.ac.uk

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