Senior Finance Business Partner


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

22 January 2021 23:55

5 February 2021
£46,423.00 - £62,315.00 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Finance Business Partner to lead the AE Finance team consisting of 4 direct and 8 indirect reports to provide comprehensive management reporting including budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and monthly management accounts together with commentaries, key performance indicators and financial analysis to enable robust and timely decision making in respect of all AE business activities.  

The successful post holder will provide a business partnering service to the Director of Academic Enterprise and other senior managers and will ensure their team provides accurate and timely financial information for the year-end financial statements for UAL Short Courses Limited (UALSC) and UAL ArtsTemps Limited.

As Senior Finance Business Partner for Academic Enterprise  you will deputise for the Associate Director of Finance; Systems; Projects and Academic Enterprise as appropriate.

Academic Enterprise (AE) leads the University of the Arts London’s educationally focused trading operations and is integral to the University’s long term development. Academic Enterprise’s mission is to increase the amount of income generated by the University from non-core teaching and research activities. It includes a number of successful existing business operations: UAL Short Courses Ltd (UALSC), the UAL Awarding Body, the Language Centre, the University’s Study Abroad office, and is currently commercialising an existing internal service, ArtsTemps, into a new subsidiary UAL ArtsTemps Ltd (UALAT) which will manage the temporary and permanent employment of approximately 2,500 UAL students and graduates.

You will be a qualified accountant with a recognised accounting body with a minimum of 3 years PQE.

The post holder will have experience of leading a team to provide finance business partnering services including budgets, forecasts, monthly management accounts, KPIs and business intelligence to senior managers to aid strategic decision making.

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

You will need strong IT literacy in all MS Office products and experience of ABW will be an advantage

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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.


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Candidates are advised to submit applications early.