Finance Manager x2 (106693-1122) . Job Reference: 1889089

University of Warwick
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Working Time:Full time
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Vacancy Type/Job category

Management & Professional




£43,414 - £51,805 per annum


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

2 x Permanent positions, 1.0 FTE.

Please note that a £5,000 per annum market supplement (pro-rated and non- pensionable) is available for the successful applicant on provision of proof of current membership of an approved accounting body and evidence they hold the appropriate accountancy qualifications.

The University Finance Office is seeking to appoint several Finance Managers to join the Departmental Services Team (”DST”), supporting a number of areas of the University across the Professional Services (in particular the Library, and the Innovation Group) and the Academy (specifically Warwick Mathematics Institute). These are permanent positions that have arisen because of career development and growth. Applications are welcomed from candidates seeking full or part time (minimum 60%) positions.

The University Finance Office supports business planning and innovation to maximise the financial resources available to the University and create the long-term sustainable financial platform required for future growth. Finance staff across the University are networked as a professional community of expertise. You will be supported to continue your professional journey through access to Continuing Professional Development training opportunities, sector networks and regular Finance Office briefings. See Further Particulars for more information.

You will join the Departmental Services Team which is well established and a supportive environment in which to build a career at the University. It is primarily engaged in management accounting and Finance business partnering. You will provide accurate and timely management information and analysis to senior University management, Heads of Departments and other stakeholders in order to aid planning, control and decision-making, especially in the deployment of University resources and maximisation of income.

With a professional accounting qualification and current membership of a recognised CCAB professional body, and broad experience within a finance function, including preparation of business plans. You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be expected to manage your own time effectively to deliver a programme of work to strict deadlines. Prior knowledge and experience of the Higher Education sector is desirable but not essential.

As a member of staff at Warwick you can enjoy a wide range of competitive benefits. The University offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, and we will work with you to support your career development. We respect and reward achievement and recognise the importance of a flexible total reward package. Take a look at the benefits that are on offer, including an attractive pension scheme, a generous annual leave entitlement (including Christmas closure), family friendly policies, and discounted Warwick Sport membership. The Finance Office is operating a hybrid working policy which results in staff being at least 60% on campus, with some degree of flexibility over working patterns – further details are available on request or at interview.

We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


To provide accurate and timely management information to senior University management, Chairs of academic departments, Heads of administrative departments, Directors of commercial activities and for inclusion in reports to external government bodies, in order to aid planning, control and decision- making, especially in the deployment of University resources.


1. To be responsible for the preparation of financial information for academic and administrative departments and commercial activities, including financial accounts if applicable, management accounts, reports to committees, budgets, five-year plans, cash flow forecasts and project assessments.

2. To assist in the preparation and review of the University group's management and statutory accounts and five-year plans.

3. To provide financial advice and information to Heads of Departments, other academic members of staff and managers of a wide variety of departments.

4. Special projects, usually involving preparing full business plans and critically appraising such new ventures.

5. To offer constructive criticism, advice and counsel on a variety of financial matters, including possibly pricing policy, market analysis, business risk and performance indicators.

6. To service Boards or University committees, including the preparation of agenda, minutes and papers on issues requiring decisions.

7. Contract review and appraisal to ensure compliance with University procedures, best practice and commercial application.

8. Routine work and ad hoc assignments as required.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Recognised accountancy qualification. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Broad experience within a finance function, including preparing business plans. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

Good experience of using IT systems (SAP experience desirable). (a, c)

Essential Criteria 4

Good communication and presentational skills. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Substantial experience of management accounting as well as statutory accounts preparation. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Good Excel spreadsheet skills. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Sound knowledge of accounting standards and good overall technical awareness. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 8

Sound knowledge of VAT and corporation tax. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Ability to critically evaluate new business opportunities. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Experience of costing. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 11

Experience of using SAP. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 12

First degree (or equivalent). (a)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

4 Dec 2022

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