Director of Finance - University of Reading
Reading, UK
Competitive Salary plus benefits

The University is a global institution that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. It has over 17,000 students across five campuses; three in the Thames Valley, one in South Africa and one in Malaysia. Annual income is over £300m complemented by a substantial asset base.

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 confirmed the University of Reading’s place as a world-leading research-intensive university. 98% of our research is internationally recognised, 78% is classed as internationally excellent and 27% is world leading. Teaching and learning at the University is always rated highly in national measures of student satisfaction. It has an entrepreneurial outlook, with the capacity to invest substantially in all aspects of its academic activity.

The University seeks to appoint an experienced Director of Finance who will work to the Chief Financial Officer to provide efficient and effective management and direction of finance across the University.

You will have:

Professional accounting qualification (CCAB or CIMA)

Experience of working at a senior level in higher education

Experience of leading large teams and working through others

Experience of accounting under HEFCE SORP

Experience of Change management

Interviews will take place w/c 31st July 2017.

All applications must include the following:

• A full CV with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history, where possible giving details of budgets and numbers of people managed, relevant achievements in recent posts.

• A short covering letter of no more than two A4 sized pages explaining why this appointment interests you and how you meet the appointment criteria and key competencies as detailed in the candidate brief.

• Current remuneration.

• Names of at least three referees. Please note, referees will not be contacted without your prior permission.

• Please provide day-time, evening and mobile telephone numbers, together with an appropriate, confidential and acceptable e-mail address for all correspondence relating to your application.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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