Head of Finance Business Systems


Finance Department
UAL - King's Cross, London UK
Full time
Finance Department

14 January 2019 23:55

£52,073 - £62,900 per annum

The Finance Business Systems team are responsible for the integrity and support of the Finance MIS, Unit 4 Business World (ABW); the Accommodation MIS, Kinetics; image capture software, Version one; UAL Short Courses Learner Management System, Administrate; as well as WPM and other systems.

This role will lead the members of the Finance Business Systems Team in the development, continuous system and process improvements and support of those systems. In addition you will provide second and third line support to ABW users which includes training and training materials, configuration documentation for the Finance Business Systems and related 3rd party interfaces across the UAL Group.

To lead and manage any upgrades and developments needed to the finance system and other related systems integrating with ABW and manage the 3rd party software application suppliers relationships and service level agreements.

As the Head of Finance Business Systems Team you will also support and contribute to the University Finance strategy and direction.


University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries. Expert management of the organisation, systems and  financial operations of the University is essential to ensuring that this continues.

A degree in a technical science or accounting (HD)

Professional Accounting Qualification (HD)

You will have demonstrable experience of working in a financial environment to understand financial business reporting requirements, operational accounting processes and controls. (E)

Recognised as an authority in UBW financial systems development and administration based on demonstrated expertise. This will include UBW Core Financials including Logistics, PCB, ARCP and workflow across both Smart Client and Self Service. (E)

Experience of writing and developing reports using Browsers, Excelerators, Balance Tables and RERX. (E)

Experience of writing SQL and knowledge of its application within UBW (D).

Experience of providing overall leadership and management of the support team, organising workload and priorities and ensuring continuous improvement and development of team members. (E)

Uses appropriate levels of IT skills to enable best use of available information and communications for the post including the use of Microsoft Office products. (E)

Knowledge of Kinetics Accommodation System (Desirable)


At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.