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Interim Head of Operations

Aston University - Financial Operations

Location: Birmingham, Hybrid
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum. Grade 10
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st May 2024
Closes: 17th June 2024
Job Ref: 0281-24

Location: Aston University John Cadbury House

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 17 June 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Are you an experienced leader? Do you want to make a real difference to student experience? Do you just love a good process? If you answer yes to all of these, we’ve got just the role for you! An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12 month Fixed Term to join the Finance department providing leadership to our financial operations teams as we strive to provide exceptional customer service and develop our processes to support and enable Aston’s exciting 2030 strategy.

You will lead a team of 10 covering all aspects of Finance operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial systems. You’ll be the ‘front-of-house’ lead for the finance team, building relationships with our varied stakeholders across the organisation. You will be a chartered accountant or equivalent, with a proven track record of designing and successfully implementing operational finance strategies policies and processes, delivering quantifiable efficiencies and improvements to service levels. You will be able to demonstrate a clear track record of developing people and building highly effective, resilient teams. 

What we offer:

  • Aston University is a dynamic and vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Dynamic working is possible for this role, which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

Further details:   

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Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk.

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