Expenditure Manager


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

22 January 2021 23:55

£46,423 - £55,932 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Expenditure Manager to join the University in leading a proactive, customer focussed and professional service for staff and students across UAL. The Central Finance is a University-wide department delivering a wide range of functions in support of operational and strategic financial management.

The team ensures that accurate payment to all creditors within the agreed contract terms in accordance with UAL’s financial regulations and policies.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world’s second best university for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2019 with a vibrant global centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We have bold plans for the future, which include the completion of one of the most ambitious programmes of infrastructure investment in the sector, a new Academic Strategy and a dynamic People Strategy.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Finance, Estates Strategy, Tax and Expenditure the Expenditure Manager is responsible for delivering a customer focussed and professional Expenditure service for staff and students across the University in a multi-site environment.

We are looking for proven experience in a customer facing role, a thorough knowledge of Accounts Payable, Expenses and credit card expenditure functions together with a good understanding of financial reporting systems with specific knowledge of ABW.

The Expenditure Manager will manage a team of seven people and will lead the development and implementation of best practise in terms of Accounts Payable, Expenses and Credit card expenditure, ensuring that the University makes accurate payment to all creditors within agreed contract terms and in accordance with UAL’s financial regulations and policies.

The post holder will develop suitable policies and procedures that support an effective and efficient expenditure service, providing advice to internal and external stakeholders.

The post holder will also have strong communication skills and experience in building relationships with budget managers, internal stakeholders and suppliers, and be able to demonstrate a proactive approach.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

Apply Early:

Please note that this role may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. If you wish to apply for this position, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.


If you have any queries you may contact vcostaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.