Assistant Director of Finance (Financial Management)
University of Sheffield
Competitive Salary plus benefits

The University of Sheffield is a leading global university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching. One of the Russell Group of universities, the University has just under 29,000 students, drawn from 149 countries and studying a broad range of subjects across our five faculties.

The University of Sheffield’s Finance Department are seeking an innovative and experienced leader to join our high performing leadership team. This senior position in the Department provides an excellent opportunity to take a lead role in maximising the Finance Department’s effectiveness and ongoing contribution to the wider success of the University. The Assistant Director (Financial Management) will be a key member of this team and have responsibility for the effective delivery of a high quality financial support service to the University, its Faculties and Professional Services. The role will also lead on the identification and delivery of system improvements and changes across the department in order to deliver maximum value and effectiveness from the department’s operations.

We are looking for a candidate with a proven record of leading high performing, collaborative teams within a complex HEI or large public sector organisation and a strong background in Financial Management. The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with substantial post qualification experience, outstanding interpersonal skills and will demonstrate an aptitude to collaborative working. A strong capacity to engage across Faculties, Professional Services and external partners is key to success as is the experience of forming and maintaining effective internal partnerships and networks. Ideally the candidate will have a strong background in overseeing financial systems such as maximising the functionality and capabilities of existing systems and overseeing successful implementation of new IT systems.

This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to work with a first-class leadership team in an internationally recognised research university. We are consistently ranked in the top 100 of the world’s universities, and the successful candidate will be joining award-winning teams and departments who work together to make the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 26 February 2020 at noon.

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