Head of Financial Planning & Performance Measurement

Vacancy ID: 8547
Main Location: UAL - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £53,806 - £72,567 per annum
Closing date: August 15, 2022 8:00 am

The role

With the launch of the University's new 10-year strategy UAL is experiencing an exciting period of change, presenting a wealth of new career opportunities to lead and deliver on the University's aims.

The Head of Financial Planning & Performance Measurement is a critical role in ensuring the financial success and resilience needed to give students the education they need to flourish in a changing world, bring high-quality creative education to more students than ever before and to change the world through our creative endeavour.

The University is moving to multiyear budgeting which requires processes to be further developed over the next few years.

As Head of Financial Planning and Performance Measurement, you will be responsible for managing the internal process for identifying and evaluating strategic investments and reporting on outcomes. Working closely with the Associate Director of Finance, you will lead on the development of models, metrics, and reporting to understand the performance of the University against the Finance Strategy and the financial aspects of other university wide strategic plans.  This will include developing a budgeting, forecasting and reporting vision and leading on the development of related plans to ensure that the University has in place appropriate information to enable it to utilise its resources as effectively and efficiently as possible over a short, medium and long term planning horizon.

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

Our highly creative working environments inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training enables staff to further develop their skills and expertise.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a very attractive pension scheme and a supportive and flexible work environment. On average we come into the office 2-3 days per week and balance this with 2-3 days of working from home. 

Your Profile

This is an ideal opportunity to join a team with a diverse range of financial experience spanning higher education, public and commercial sectors.

You will be a qualified accountant with strong technical knowledge and demonstrable experience delivering comprehensive results to tight deadlines. Your ability to draft strategic papers for boards and governance committees is key to this roles as is the ability to write and develop financial reports using Excel at an advanced standard.  Equally you will be able to motivate and lead others, set the direction for multiple functions whilst promoting collaboration across formal boundaries.

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

If you have any queries, you may contact Leila Farrance via email PSOstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk.

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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