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Associate Finance Director: Property & Strategic Projects

University of London - Finance and Planning Department

Location: London
Salary: £52,649 + per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th September 2018
Closes: 26th September 2018
Job Ref: 001186

Location: London Senate House

Division: Financial Planning & Analysis

Hours Per Week: 35

The University of London Financial Planning and Analysis Department is seeking to recruit an Associate Finance Director: Property & Strategic Projects to join their department for a fixed term period of 9 months to cover maternity leave and an internal secondment.

The Role:

This post will lead a management accounting team of 5 and play a central role in providing strategic financial management support to the Property and Facilities Management Senior Management Team. In addition to this the postholder will assist the Deputy Director of Finance with strategic finance support to aid decision making for other key University projects. The role will require robust financial analysis and close liaison with colleagues both within finance and across other areas of the University, both at operational and senior management levels.    

The Property and Facilities Management Department is comprised of three core areas, The Facilities and Contracts Unit, Residential Accommodation and the Conference and Events Department. The Department ensures that the buildings within the Estate are operated safely and properly maintained as well as manage, on behalf of the University, a wide range of project and development activities including major construction and refurbishment projects. In addition to the capital projects the department currently has a number of strategic initiatives aimed at enhancing the services it offers.

To succeed in this role you will have substantial experience in a senior management accounting role in a complex, dynamic organisation and previous experience of managing relationships with different stakeholders, with proven ability to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships at all levels both internally and externally. Previous demonstrable experience of providing high quality strategic financial support to aid decision making is an essential requirement. The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively in order to meet strict deadlines, along with the ability to develop talent, lead and manage a team. 

Please note this is a full time, fixed term position for 9 months.

Further information on the opportunity and person specification is available in the job description, which can be downloaded below.

Finance and Planning

The Finance and Planning department supports the University in achieving its stated aims and objectives by the provision of an effective and efficient support service embracing the management of its finances and the management and operation of its estate.  We are committed to achieving the delivery of an outstanding level of service and support to our whole customer base. 

Further Information:

Should you wish to be considered for the role, please submit your application and up to date CV before the closing date at midnight, Wednesday, 26 September 2018.

Interviews are scheduled to take place in the week commencing 1 October 2018.

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