The Head of Finance will be a member of IT Services Senior Management Team and be responsible for developing and delivering the financial strategy for the department. Other key tasks include preparing and monitoring the £30 million annual revenue budget and the £110 million capital budget and also leading on the costing for both regular and new activities.
They will work closely with the Divisional Financial Controller (UAS) based in Central Finance for advice, guidance and support in achieving these objectives. They will also be responsible for managing and developing the Finance team comprising the line management of three direct reports and the leadership of a total team of eight staff.
The post holder will ensure that effective and resilient financial processes and controls are in place that adhere to the latest University financial regulations. They will ensure that the financial position is closely monitored and that timely, accurate management information is provided to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), managers and stakeholders (internal and external to the department).
The post holder will promote understanding of the financial implications of decisions through high quality financial information and reporting as well as the use of strong influencing skills. They will also play a key role in maintaining the overall financial health of the organisation as well as maintaining the wider financial reputation of the department with other stakeholders within the organisation.