The department and the purpose of the role

Durham University Business School, one of the oldest business schools in the UK, is a multidisciplinary school characterized by academic excellence, internationally renowned research and superb student support services. The diversity and international influence of the School are reflected in the number of students (more than 110 nationalities); accreditation by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS; and high positions in the UK and European business school rankings. You can find more information about the school at

The successful candidate will be the senior member of the school’s finance office, supported by a senior financial administrator and a financial administrator, providing direct support to the Head of Faculty.

The Financial Manager will strive to provide high quality financial support to academic departments, staff and students as well as external stakeholders, collaborators, sponsors, etc. They will work with colleagues from the relevant central PSS divisions, in particular the financial business partner but also other colleagues from the office of university finance, purchasing, payroll, human resources, research services and innovation (RIS), etc. contractual obligations and have the relevant financial information to plan and carry out activities that will enable the achievement of the School’s strategic objectives in terms of research and teaching.

The Director of Finance will manage the professional service staff within the school’s finance office, ensuring the provision of efficient administrative service; support a wide range of teaching, learning and research activities; supporting all staff, students and external stakeholders as required; ensuring the end-user experience is at the forefront of delivery. Some of the activities will involve work of a highly confidential nature and therefore a professional work ethic is a prerequisite.

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