Finance Manager

Leeds, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Monday, 18 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 29 November 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Do you want to directly support the achievement of the University’s strategic objectives? Are you a qualified Accountant with experience of working in a Senior Finance role? Do you have experience of management information reporting using a large-scale accounting system, financial planning, budget preparation and control in a large organisation? Can you understand and interpret complex financial information and communicate this to colleagues of all disciplines in an enthusiastic and proactive manner?

The Finance Manager is a key role in supporting the delivery of the Faculty forecasts, plans, management reporting and faculty financial returns to our Faculty Senior Management and Central Finance. Reporting to the Head of Finance you will support the development of strategically important management information for the Executive team. You will provide high quality financial management support to several designated areas, contributing to the strategic objectives and culture of the Faculty. This will include leading and managing annual budgeting and undertaking quarterly forecasting and Year End.

Validation and accuracy are critical and must be embedded throughout all activities; you will be expected to have expert Excel skills and the ability to analyse and interpret large volumes of data. You should be a qualified accountant (CA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) with a broad knowledge of Finance and financial process streams particularly Management Accounting and planning & forecasting. You should be an excellent communicator, used to managing a team but also proven ability to build strong relationships across all areas.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was reawarded a Bronze award in 2017.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Mrs Sally Hall, Faculty Head of Finance

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 3048, Email:

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:     Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 8
Salary:     £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (12 Months)
Release Date:     Friday 15 November 2019
Closing Date:     Friday 29 November 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief

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