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Finance Business Partner


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 06 February 2017
Closing Date:  Monday 20 February 2017
Reference:  009517

Your new company 

The University of Surrey is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Guildford, just 30 miles from London. Since 1891, we have been dedicated to solving global challenges, leading research and innovation, and fuelling generations of students with a spirit of curiosity and a desire to improve the world we live in. We have some of the best new academic, library, sports, arts and accommodation facilities of any university in the UK, as well as one of the most envied Professional Training placement programmes in the world. In 2016 The University of Surrey was voted ‘University of the Year’ and ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. We have ambitions to be one of the world’s leading universities and have significantly strengthened our position, earning top 10 rankings in UK league tables. Our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently – and achieving notable results. 

Your new role 

There are Three Faculties within the University: Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences and Health and Medical Sciences. This role is the finance lead for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). This is a stand- alone role, supported by the Finance Department shared services team, but will manage a budget in the region of £80 million. The role reports to the Deputy Director of Finance and works closely with the Executive Dean, the Faculty Manager, Academic Head of Schools and Departments and the Finance Department shared services. You will provide professional leadership on all financial and related issues within the business area and as part of the faculty’s Senior Management Team, you will contribute to and influence the development of the area’s strategy within the wider University, ensuring financial sustainability is maintained. Day to day responsibilities will be within the Faculty and includes, planning and organising, problem solving and decision making, continuous improvement and accountability. 

What you'll need to succeed 

You will be ideally CCAB/CIMA qualified from either the private or public sector. Experience in Higher Education and dealing with Academics is desirable, but not essential. You will be professional, empathetic, a good listener, patient and able to build strong working relationships. Strong social skills and the ability to liaise with finance and non- finance is a must. You will also be experienced in managing complex projects, working within a team and influencing others to achieve a strategic outcome. 

What you'll get in return

We believe in giving you an opportunity to get more from your job, by helping you grow and progress, by acknowledging your talent, and by rewarding you well. In joining our exciting and vibrant community, you will give us your energy, enthusiasm and the drive to make a difference, which is why you will have access to a number of different benefits, which includes some of the following; 25 days holiday, an additional 7 university days, bank holidays, generous pension scheme, sports park reduced membership, family support and season ticket loans.
For more information, including the full job particulars, please contact our advisor Jonathan Crosser at HAYS Recruitment on 02382 020104 or through e-mail at jonathan.crosser@hays.com.
HAYS Recruitment has been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to HAYS Recruitment.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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