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Senior Finance and Procurement Officer

University of Birmingham

Location: Birmingham, Hybrid
Salary: £34,980 to £44,263 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: 103035

Role Summary

This role provides reporting, tracking and the analysis of financial information to assist with day-to-day financial management and strategic decision making in IT Services.

It also provides consistent procurement advice, guidance and support within IT Services and across the University for a wide variety of IT and digital resources regardless of value, technology or platform.

This role works with the University’s Finance and Procurement teams and also has close working relationships with operational managers and budget holders within IT Services and with the ITS Supplier Relationship Management team.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the implementation of some key Digital initiatives that will transform our staff and student experience and contribute to the delivery of our University strategy.

Person specifications

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking applicants who are/have:

  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent qualifications) plus relevant practical experience in a finance and/or procurement role, preferably in the public sector. Where no equivalent qualification is held significant practical relevant experience and expertise in a series of progressively more demanding roles will be required.
  • Experience of working in a large and complex organisation.
  • Excellent IT skills with experience in specific areas such as reporting and complex data sets.
  • Numerate with strong MS Excel skills - at an intermediate level as a minimum with an enthusiasm to develop skills further.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and work to deadlines.
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.
  • The ability to work independently and to also work with multiple teams.
  • Experience of using Oracle financial management and Oracle HR systems (training will otherwise be provided).
  • CIMA or CCAB part qualified is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with ServiceNow or other IT service desk solutions.

Informal enquiries to Elaine Watton, email: e.watton@bham.ac.uk 

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