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Interim Head of Finance Systems


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £51,034 to £72,668 per annum
Fixed term contract until 30/04/2021
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 01 November 2019
Closing Date:  Friday 15 November 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  087419

About us

The University of Surrey is located in 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.

The University has a world-class research profile, an enterprising spirit and prestigious business links that reflect its innovation and forward-thinking. We have ambitions to be one of the world’s leading universities, with the latest league tables show the University in the top 30 of UK higher education institutions. Our heritage shows a recurring theme of doing things differently and achieving notable results.

About the role

The Finance department at the University of Surrey is seeking an enthusiastic and technically-minded individual to lead and manage their Finance Systems team, helping to set quality and professional standards for the University-wide financial systems and oversee and direct service delivery. The Interim Head of Finance Systems will operate in collaboration with the Head of Operational Technologies (in IT Services) and Finance leadership team to manage the strategic change priorities for the development of the financial systems, influencing the direction of the department’s improvement initiatives. This role has become available at an exciting time when a number of systems projects are being planned or executed and as such a primary focus for the successful candidate will be to work with the existing team and stakeholders across the University to ensure the successful delivery of each project as well as maintain our high standards of support for our business as usual processes.

The primary finance system is Unit4’s Business World (Agresso) which provides c. 200 users with access to the financial ledgers; purchasing; asset management; project costing & billing; and research costing & pricing functionality as well as all staff with access to claim expenses. This application is supplemented and supported with various tools including Bottomline’s C-Series, EGS Proactis ‘Parabilis’ marketplace and WPM payment gateways and online store.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

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