Manager – Planning, Forecasting and Reporting

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7079736 (Ref.No. CSFIN1116)
Posted: June 11, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced management accountant with a demonstrably high level of planning, forecasting, management reporting and business partnering skills? Can you interpret large volumes of data and communicate strategic aims using excellent negotiating and influencing skills? 

We are seeking to appoint a senior role in the Management Accounting team to lead the University’s Planning, Forecasting and Reporting processes. You will also play an important role in the preparation of the University accounts and will lead the completion of statutory financial returns to our Higher Education Regulatory Bodies. 

In leading financial planning and management reporting activity you will need to have strong business partnering skills and an ability to assess and highlight key financial issues and challenges.  Validation and accuracy are critical and must be embedded throughout all activities; you will be expected to interpret large volumes of data and report key impacts and messages at a strategic level.  

You will be an excellent communicator and have a high degree of technical expertise and professionalism. You will have a pivotal role in the coordination of information and data from the Faculties and Services by leading and coordinating aspects of the work with colleagues across the Finance service, and as such successful relationship building with Finance managers and their teams is integral to delivery. Experience of working in a Central Finance team is preferable.  Outputs will be required under pressure and are required to be timely and accurate. 

As a member of the management accounting team you will be expected to set professional standards, motivate, support, and develop the other team members and the wider University finance community.

This vacancy is within the Finance Service but is based within the Management Accounting team. However, should the business need arise, and after full consultation with you, you may be deployed elsewhere within Finance.

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

Mark Gray, Head of Financial Planning & Management Reporting


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Due to the current Government Coronavirus 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 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 10 June 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 24 June 2021
Reference:  CSFIN1116

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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