Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Education

Location: South East

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 05/11/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c£75,000 and excellent benefits


We are seeking an exceptional Head of Financial Planning & Analysis to join Brunel University’s financial leadership team to play a crucial role during an exciting period of transformation.

Brunel University is a world-class educational institution offering a wide range of courses in London, with over c13,800 students and c2,500 staff, and a total income of c£220 million (2017/18).

As a key member of the financial leadership team, this role has a broad remit across the University covering the provision of the financial planning and analysis capability within the University. The role is focused on providing high quality financial support at University Leadership, Senior Management and Governance levels to support effective financial decision making.

The post holder will play an active role in helping deliver the University’s 2030 Mission and Vision, while building and maintaining effective business partnering relationships across all departments within the University. You will play an active role in ensuring a customer-focused service delivery is consistently maintained across all aspects of the Finance department’s provision.

The role will involve leadership of 11 reports, while maintaining regular contact with the University’s Director of Finance & Planning, deputising when required, and the CFO. You will be expected to lead the production of accurate and comprehensive financial and management reporting.

The diverse aspects of the role include the oversight of: financial management information, financial planning and strategic support, process and resource management as well as people management and leadership of your team.

You will need to be a fully qualified accountant (CCAB or equivalent) with strong leadership, transformation and strategic skills. A proven track-record in Business Partnering and building relationships with non-finance functions is required. Whilst sector experience is not a requisite, you will need to have gained relative experience from within a similarly complex organisation and have a genuine interest in working at a university.

Brunel University is committed to the principle of public appointments on merit and providing equal opportunities for all. Applicants requiring a flexible working pattern or part-time hours are welcomed.

  • Please contact Ed Stroud directly to discuss the role and process in more detail: brunel@allenlane.co.uk / 02039780993


  • Application deadline: Friday 22nd November
  • Interviews: Wc 2nd December

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