Head of Financial Accounting

Finance and Business Affairs

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 17th Feb 2021
  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • REF: 1874744
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the role of Head of Financial Accounting is to lead, manage and motivate the Financial Accounting team in the fulfilment of UCLs statutory financial reporting requirements – ensuring a culture of high performance, strong stakeholder engagement and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Key Requirements

The role requires leadership, technical excellence, expertise in financial systems and the ability to operate across both policy and day-to-day operational process.

The post-holder will be committed to the principle of service excellence and be able to engage and collaborate with multiple stakeholders across the institution as well as key external partners.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Matthew Swales (UCL Director of Finance Services) at matthew.swales@ucl.ac.uk

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

10 Mar 2021

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