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Pro Recruitment Group

Deputy Finance Director

London, England, GB

Company: Pro Recruitment Group

Category: Management Occupations

Published on 2022-05-10 00:27

Deputy Director of Finance: Up to £90,000 + benefits: SE London (6 Month Contract)

For a University in Southeast London, we are recruiting a Deputy Director of Finance to report to the CFO and lead and inspire 5 high performing Finance teams overseeing the financial performance of the University. This role will lead, role model and coach a strong business partnering culture focusing on best-in-class service delivery and quality. The Deputy Finance Director will support the CFO with a strategic outset in the development and roll out of financial operations and strategic plans. A key leadership role, the Deputy Director of Finance will influence and partner at VC and Executive level.

Main Duties:

  • Lead and inspire 5 high performing Finance teams, supporting the CFO Transformation Programme and implementation of a business-partnering culture and mindset
  • Financial Performance Management including implementation and monitoring of the budget, 5-year financial planning, quarterly forecast, and monthly management accounting process
  • Transform financial performance data into clear and insightful management packs
  • Create a continuous improvement culture to understand performance and seek efficiencies
  • Development and deployment of the Finance strategic and operational plan
  • Influence and partner the VC Executive and SMT and be the Finance lead for the University SMT, Operations Management Group, and Investment Steering Committees
  • Lead and evolve best in class business partnering across all 5 Finance teams
  • Identify new and innovative financial management and leadership approaches to enhance stakeholder experience and confidence

Person Specification:

  • Qualified Accountant with proven experience of developing and deploying finance strategy within a complex organisation
  • Experience leading high performing business partnering teams across multiple sites
  • Track record of influencing and partnering at Executive level
  • Experience of working in Higher Education is desirable
  • Track record of developing and empowering teams
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