Head of Finance

Deadline date for applications: Midday on Wednesday 3 April 2024

Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum

The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint a Head of Finance, who will have primary responsibility for the Faculty’s financial administration, taking a lead in the Faculty’s financial monitoring and reporting, and ensuring the overall effectiveness of financial processes and controls.

The Head of Finance will support the implementation of the Faculty’s strategy and will be responsible for preparing and managing its annual budget and forecasts.  The postholder will ensure that the Faculty has in place effective and resilient financial processes and controls, and that the Faculty’s financial position is closely monitored, with timely, accurate management information being  provided to the Dean, Head of Administration and Finance, Faculty Officers, staff and Faculty members.  

The Faculty has ambitious plans for enhancing its financial sustainability, including a strong emphasis on the Faculty’s development agenda (major fundraising for posts, activities, student support and the St Cross Building redevelopment).  The Head of Finance  attends meetings of the Board of the Faculty of Law and its Planning and Resources Committee; and also provides advice and guidance on matters of Faculty finance to individual Faculty members. 

The Head of Finance should be educated to degree level, with strong accounting knowledge, evidenced by a professional qualification or equivalent; significant experience at management level in a large, complex organisation with proven management accounting, budgeting, forecasting and reporting skills in a complex, research-intensive or equivalent environment; proven ability to think about financial issues strategically and to contribute to policy discussions and decisions; ability to understand the needs of others; ability to communicate complex information in an understandable way, both orally and in writing, to a diverse range of audiences and the ability to forge strong relationships with key partners; the ability to set and meet objectives and standards on own initiative; and a willingness and ability to keep up to date with professional developments in order to be able to bring forward suggestions.

The role is full time and permanent.  The Faculty supports flexible remote working; at present staff are required to work on site for at least of 40% of their time.

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 3 April 2024. Interviews will be held in person and are scheduled to take place on Monday 22 April 2024.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.  Applications for this vacancy are to be made online via www.recruit.ox.ac.uk and enter vacancy ID: 171582



Deadline date for applications: Midday on Wednesday 3 April 2024

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