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Head of Financial Planning & Reporting

Posted 23 January by London South Bank University Featured Ended

Head of Finance - Planning & Reporting - About London South Bank University

Robertson Bell Finance are proud to be exclusively partnered with London South Bank University in their search for a Head of Financial Planning & Reporting (Schools & Research) to be based at their campus in Elephant & Castle, London.

London South Bank University (LSBU) was established in 1892 and is one of the largest and oldest universities in London with circa 15,000 students drawn from 130 countries. LSBU has an annual revenue of circa £145 million, and holds various accolades such as; Silver for teaching excellence under the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework; University of the Year for Graduate Employment (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018); and the Times Higher Education's Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016.

About The Head of Financial Planning & Reporting Role

Salary = Circa £55k

This dynamic, ambitious yet complex organisation is at an exciting stage of their vision and corporate strategy to become London's top modern University by 2020. This role is a critical position within Finance and the University's Senior Management team to deliver on that vision. Reporting to a Director of Planning, Information & Reporting who has been instrumental in building a strong, talented and proficient finance function, responsibilities will include;

*Leadership and management of 5 qualified Finance Business Partners (BSM's) for Schools & Research.
*Leading on the Strategy, business and financial planning for the Schools & Research centres.
*Provision of management information including external Research returns, management accounts and corporate performance reporting for the Schools & Research centres.
*Delivering an effective working relationship between Financial Planning & Reporting Business Support Managers (BSM's) and Deans of Schools
*BSM to the School of Business with an £18 million turnover

Head of Financial Planning & Reporting - About The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with strong staff management skills gained within a senior finance role. This should preferably have been within a medium to large sized organisation in a business facing finance role that encompasses management accounting, budgeting, forecasting and planning. You should also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal and be comfortable dealing with senior non-finance colleagues. Applications are welcome from those within the Commercial, Public and Third sectors.


This is a Robertson Bell retained recruitment campaign. Applications deadline is set for Friday 16th February 2018. 1st stage interviews are ongoing with final round interviews are set for 27th February 2018.

Required skills

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Head of Finance

Reference: 34299291

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