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Head of Financial Reporting
Vacancy Description
Finance Salary: Competitive
Scotland’s oldest university is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to join the finance senior management team at the beginning of an exciting and ambitious 5-year strategy for growth and improvement. St Andrews is a unique and captivating place, and seven centuries of history link the University with the town. This ancient yet modern institution is proud to be welcoming and international. Highly ranked on a global scale, the University is renowned for the excellence of its teaching, research facilities and staff. With a community of over 9,000 scholars, and a physical estate combining state-of-the-art scientific facilities with historic buildings, the university presents a complex and unusual range of challenges.

As the Head of Financial Reporting you will provide leadership and guidance for all aspects of corporate financial reporting & compliance across the University; coordinating relationships with a range of external partners including external auditors and other relevant bodies. You will have management responsibility for two teams of professional staff covering Financial Accounts and Operations. Finance provides critical advice to both academic and professional service units and you will be expected to liaise with a wide range of management to ensure that consistent and effective financial systems are in place across the whole of the University.

Educated to degree level and possessing a professional accounting qualification you will be an experienced financial controller with considerable management experience of equivalent financial operations gained in large and complex organisations. A proven innovator you will also have a track record of delivering systems and reporting efficiencies whilst maintaining data quality and control in complex and divisional environments. Attention to detail, quality and governance are of paramount importance and you will also possess highly developed interpersonal & communication skills and be able to command the respect of stakeholders at all levels.

To find out more about this exceptional opportunity with one of the country’s great universities, please contact our recruitment consultant Alan Walter, Dixon Walter Ltd on 0131 202 1000, email alan@dixonwalter.co.uk or visit www.dixonwalter.co.uk/higher-education/opportunities/standrews-head

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th December with final interviews scheduled for the week commencing 6th January