Director of Finance

Manchester (GB)
11 Sep 2017
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11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Manchester Metropolitan University has developed a new vision and a clear strategy. Its ambition is simple: to be the best modern university in the sector, where students and staff alike are equipped with every resource to excel, and play a full and rewarding role in strengthening Manchester’s enviable reputation as a global university city. With a prominent position at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, a refreshed academic strategy, a strong financial platform, an award-winning estate, and ambitious investment plans, few universities could be better placed to succeed.

The University is now seeking to appoint a new Director of Finance to provide outstanding commercial and financial leadership across the institution, during a period of unprecedented change for the higher education sector. As one of the largest universities in the country and operating from a position of financial strength, Manchester Metropolitan has ambitious plans and an exciting programme of major projects Iie ahead. These include plans to invest a further c£400m in the ongoing transformation of the university campus, major investment in new systems and IT infrastructure and the exploration of new commercial ventures and partnerships.

Occupying a key position on the University Executive and reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Malcolm Press, the successful candidate will bring significant strategic and operational finance experience gained within a large, complex, people-focused organisation. S/he will also possess the necessary expertise to drive innovative and entrepreneurial financial solutions and ensure the successful delivery of the new Strategic Plan.

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