Commercial Management Accountant

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7068457 (Ref.No. CSFIN1086)
Posted: July 31, 2020

Job Description

This post is open to staff currently employed at the University of leeds within the Finance Department

Do you have a deep understanding of commercial markets and business models to play the lead Finance role in the development and delivery of the University’s Commercial growth strategy? Are you able to support the growth of commercial operations, such as hotel, conferencing, hospitality and sports offers? Do you have experience in defining and establishing business models, supporting business case preparation, deal negotiation, and its implementation? 

Do you have the resourcefulness to help support the re-establishment of the University’s Sports, Catering, Conferencing & Events businesses following COVID-19? Are you comfortable leading a team and establishing effective financial controls in a dynamic commercial environment?

Working with senior stakeholders in the Facilities Directorate (FD) and Finance, you will be the lead Finance role supporting the development and delivery of the University's Commercial growth strategy. You will have a flair for understanding and explaining the financial drivers and linkages of the relevant commercial business models, and highly competent in financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and supporting the delivery of financial results. You will ensure the highest level of financial control for dynamic commercial activities ranging from venue based events to retail catering outlets.

You will deputise for the Head of FD Finance and have line management responsibility for members of the FD Management Accounting team whilst being an integral member of the FD Commercial senior management team, and you will work collaboratively with your fellow FD Management Accountants. The role holder must be able to proactively influence decision making through negotiation skills and have excellent work prioritisation and management skills to see multiple priorities and projects to implementation in a busy working environment.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Robert Dewar, Head of FD Finance, Email: 

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom.  It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Finance (inc Payroll)
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 30 July 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 August 2020
Reference:  CSFIN1086

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