Finance Business Partner Directorate

De Montfort University
15 May 2019
21 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Directorate: Finance
Department: Financial Reporting
Job Title: Finance Business Partner – Directorate
Permanent,Full Time
Grade: G

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience.A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. DMU is proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold under the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award is recognition of the consistently outstanding teaching and learning on offer at DMU and the extraordinary impact that has on its students.

Working within the Financial Reporting team, the Directorate Finance Partner will be a proactive, forward-looking, qualified accountant with extensive experience in finance partnering and have strong financial modelling expertise, preferably in a commercial environment. The successful candidate will lead a small Directorate finance team in support of the Directorate’s strategic plan and the broader university agenda, projecting and reporting on business performance and providing financial information for new and existing projects.

Due to frequent changes, new ideas and proposals in the funding environment within the Higher Education sector and working within the university’s own dynamic environment, this role will be pivotal in leading the agile delivery of financial information within agreed timelines.The successful candidate will be a key financial advisor to the Directorates executive’s and senior leadership team, in completing business cases, monthly and year-end accounts, the annual budgeting process and regular forecast updates.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to quickly build effective relationships in supporting and communicating with executive and senior management the financial position clearly and in a professional manner at all times.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion prior to application, please contact Matthew Smith, Head of Financial Reporting on 0116 257 7400

Closing Date: 7 June 2019

Interview Date: week commencing 17 June 2019

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