About the job and department
This excellent opportunity has arisen due to a colleague securing a promotion opportunity elsewhere in the University of Warwick and as such, there is a requirement for a Finance Manager to join the well-established Departmental Services Team. The team support Academic Departments in business planning and innovation, to maximise the financial resources available to the University in a sustainable manner for future growth. Reporting to the Head of Finance for the Departmental Services Team (Academic Resourcing Committee), the successful candidate will provide accurate and timely management information and analysis to senior University management, Heads of Departments and other stakeholders in order to aid planning, control and decision-making, specifically in the deployment of University resources and maximisation of income.
The postholder will be responsible for managing the University TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) process, ensuring that sector guidance is adhered to, validating results through collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior academics such as the Provost. Upon completion of the peak TRAC cycle, the postholder will work closely with fellow Finance Managers within the Departmental Services Team on quarter ends and supporting the annual planning round, providing a varied and interesting portfolio. Training will be provided to assist the successful candidate in becoming effective in the TRAC process.
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
The successful candidate, with an honours degree or equivalent, will draw on expertise gained in obtaining a professional accounting qualification. The person will have broad experience within a finance function, including preparing business plans, and the ability to critically evaluate new business opportunities.
With substantial experience of management accounting, the successful candidate will have sound knowledge of accounting standards, technical awareness and be confident in using IT systems.
The appointed candidate will be required to work from the University of Warwick campus for a minimum of three set days per week on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The hybrid working model could be subject to change.
For more detailed information about the requirements and to support a successful application, please download the Job Description and Person specification here.
About the University of Warwick
Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. The University has nearly 29,000 students and over 7,000 staff. As well as academic excellence, the University is commercially focussed, providing an interesting and varied workload for colleagues in the finance team.
What will you get in return?
You will receive 30 days of paid annual leave plus four customary shut down days over Christmas, and eight statutory bank holidays. As well as a very competitive pension scheme by the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) with employer contributions of 21.6%, you will also receive –
- Access to online and in person training courses ran by the University.
- Free eye care vouchers and preferred rates for a dental plan.
- Discounted travel.
- Discounts at Warwick Arts Centre and Warwick Sport Membership.
- Enrolment onto the Employee Assistance Programme, a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7.
- Eligibility for a TOTUM card which provides savings at restaurants, cinemas and a tastecard for free.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word Document format below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org This is your opportunity to showcase how your skills and experience match the person specification and your desire for working in this team at the University of Warwick.
Please ensure you include the following in your CV; full education history and reasons for leaving previous roles, explaining any gaps in work history.
We are committed to supporting career progression. We will therefore consider applicants who do not yet meet all essential requirements alongside the scope for training and development on a role-by-role basis.
The role is full time but a part-time appointment may be considered, with some flexibility over the course of the year subject to the operational requirements of the role.