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Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis)

Finance
Senior Salary Level 3: £71,786 per annum
Closing Date:   Sunday 26 January 2020
Reference:  A2934

Lancaster University is a global university, ranked consistently in the top 10 within the UK, and we are renowned for delivering excellent research and teaching, which is collaborative, interdisciplinary and innovative.

The Finance Division is highly regarded nationally and the Director of Finance is currently Chair of the British Universities Finance Directors Group.  Under her leadership, the Division has won the ‘Outstanding Finance Team’ in the Times Higher Education Awards (THELMAs) and also been shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Procurement Team’.   Senior colleagues within the Division are valued for their expertise as active members of national Higher Education sector bodies and present regularly on evolving topics and on their innovative work.

Following a recent re-alignment of the Finance Division structure, a rare opportunity has arisen for the role of Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis).  This is a critical role to support the Director of Finance in ensuring a robust and effective function to support the University’s financial strategy and specifically its forecasting and planning in an increasingly volatile environment.  Working closely with the Director of Finance and Deputy Director of Finance (Financial Operations and Compliance), the role-holder will be a pro-active and highly visible member of the Finance team, bringing their professional expertise in an accessible way to support senior stakeholders across the University with financial planning, strategic project delivery and evaluation.    The role-holder will play an active role in external stakeholder and relationship management, representing the Director as required.

The role provides an excellent benefits package and the opportunity to operate and develop within a highly-regarded finance function.

The post is offered on a full time basis. For informal enquiries about this position please contact Sarah Randall-Paley, Director of Finance at s.randall-paley@lancaster.ac.uk 

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