Head of Finance

The Head of Finance will play a critical role in the next exciting phase of the Blavatnik School of Government, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary in September 2022.

The post-holder will support the School’s Dean and Chief Operating Officer in analysing, planning and managing the School’s finances and its rapidly growing budget and research portfolio. They will contribute to key strategic decisions about the School’s development and management.

The post holder will lead on financial strategy and planning, financial control, financial reporting and management information, be a member of the School’s Senior Administrative Team and Staffing Committee, as well as lead the School’s finance and research support team (nine people) ensuring that they provide a customer-focussed, responsive service to its stakeholders, and that management and decision-making is informed by high quality financial data and analysis.

The post will suit a highly motivated individual with proven flexibility and initiative. The post holder should hold an accounting qualification, and have substantial experience of working in a financial management role (ideally in a fast-moving environment) and experience of research project finance. Experience of the use of financial data to drive strategic decision-making in a proactive way will be particularly helpful.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial issues to a non-financial audience, and be able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. A focus on meeting priorities and deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of accuracy and clarity is vital.

For further details on this position, please consult the job description at the link below.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday 6 July 2022. We anticipate holding interviews the following week.

For full details and to apply, please visit the University website.