The department and purpose of the role:
The Director of Finance will report directly to the Senior Director of Finance who is responsible for college assignments, student experience, and areas and facilities. The position will support financial publications and planning for Estates & Finance, being involved in forward-looking forecasting and planning as well as ensuring financial compliance and having key involvement with wider colleagues from finance, resources human resources and the CIS in order to advance the objectives. areas and facilities. The role will also be involved in change management as the University undertakes a key project around financial systems and process development
The role will be to manage an online finance assistant who will provide transactional finance processes to the Estates & Facilities area. It is anticipated that these 2 positions will become a key support service for the Estates and Facilities area, developing specialist knowledge to assist and provide excellent customer service and best practices for all Estates & Facilities colleagues.
At Durham, we recognize that our staff and students are our greatest asset and we want to support everyone’s health and wellbeing. Hybrid working supports this philosophy and provides many benefits to our colleagues, including enabling people, where their role allows, to work in a way that works best for them, while encouraging our commitment to environmental sustainability. .
Depending on business and job needs, Durham University is piloting hybrid working for all Professional Services colleagues in the 2021/2022 academic year, which may include the option to work both on and off campus and to adapt working hours. If appointed to this position, your Line Manager will discuss specific arrangements with you. Any hybrid arrangement is non-contractual and may change during the pilot and at the end of the pilot.
Recruitment for this position
In order to be considered for an interview, candidates must prove each of the essential criteria required for the role in the person’s description. In some cases, the recruitment committee may also consider desirable criteria, so we recommend that you prove all the criteria in your application.
Please note that certain criteria will only be considered at the interview stage.
What you need to submit
- a resume ;
- A cover letter that details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out in the essential and desirable criteria and how you meet the person’s specifications;
Please make sure to submit all the documents listed above, otherwise your application will not be able to proceed to the next step.
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