Assistant Finance Business Partner – Knowledge Exchange

Vacancy ID: 7540
Main Location: UAL - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £35,468.00 - £43,558.00 per annum
Closing date: December 5, 2021 11:55 pm

The role

Assistant Finance Business Partner (KE) is a diverse role that provides comprehensive finance support and a high level of customer service to external and internal stakeholders.

This post is part of the KE Central Finance team which supports the various business units that make up Knowledge Exchange (KE), such as Colleges’ Business & Innovation (B&I) and Central KE teams. The main aim of this role is to deliver an effective business partnering and financial management service to KE projects across the University, working closely with the colleagues within the immediate team and the wider KE community.

While based in KE Central Finance, the post holder will also be the main point of contact for EU Research Projects and will deliver efficient finance administration and project monitoring, as well as provide timely and up to date guidance in regards of University’s procedures and policies.

Why choose us?

As the largest specialist arts institution in Europe, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a vibrant global centre for creative arts innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We have bold plans for the future, which include the completion of one of the most ambitious programmes of infrastructure investment in the sector, a new Academic Strategy and a dynamic People Strategy.

This is an exciting time to join UAL and support a growing community responsible for driving innovation and knowledge exchange (KE) activity that leverages our expertise across UAL’s broad range of creative disciplines to achieve profile, scale and impact for the University and benefits the wider creative economy in London and beyond.

Your Profile

We are looking for an experienced finance professional with a successful track record in delivering a high standard of financial management and administration in the higher education sector, preferably with a good level of understanding of third stream income activities.

You will have a proactive approach to work and strong commitment to professional development, as well as effective oral and written communication skills and experience of liaising with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will have the ability to prepare relevant and timely financial information and deliver it in a clear and concise way to both finance and non-finance focused individuals.

To join us you will need to be comfortable working in deadline driven, developing and ambitious environment, with a diverse workload which you will need to prioritise and manage effectively.

In return, the University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension, and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.

Please apply early as the closing date may be held earlier should a sufficient number of applications be received. 

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UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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