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Financial Controller

Finance Office

Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Posted on: 10th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £51,799 to £60,022, with potential progression once in post to £78,265
  • REF: 16274
  • Closes: 17th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Position Details

Finance Office

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £51,799 to £60,022, with potential progression once in post to £78,265

Grade 9

Full Time – Permanent

Closing date: 17th November 2021

To apply for this position please send your CV to applications@trinityhousegroup.com with reference ‘University of Birmingham’ in the subject. The closing date for applications will be 5pm on Wednesday 17th November.

If you would like to discuss your suitability for this position, or to request a copy of the full job description, we would encourage you to call the team at Trinity House Group on 0121 647 3620. All enquiries will be kept confidential.

Trinity House Group is pleased to be partnering with The University of Birmingham to support their search for a Financial Controller to join their central finance team. The University is both a world top 100 University and the 5th largest in the UK. Following a period of significant change and sustained growth we are looking to attract an outstanding, inspirational, and talented individual to lead the Corporate Accounting team.

This is a broad and challenging Financial Controller role, leading a small team (4-5 heads) and reporting into the Deputy Director of Finance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the Statutory Financial Audit process for the University and leading the relationship with the auditors
  • Preparing the consolidated Annual Report & Accounts on time and in accordance with UK GAAP, OfS requirements and all other relevant accounting regulations
  • Coordinating other financial regulatory submissions including those for OfS and HESA
  • Building robust internal financial controls across the University, proactively developing and enhancing current processes
  • Advising more broadly on technical accounting issues for strategic projects

Competency Requirements & Professional qualifications

  • A qualified accountant with a recognized professional qualification and experience.
  • Experience of working at a senior level in a large and complex organisation.
  • Thorough knowledge of UK GAAP.
  • Experience of developing financial systems and processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with an ability to explain different concepts to non-specialists.
  • Strong leader of people with ability to challenge and develop team members
  • Ability to work in the detail as well as to think and act strategically
  • Driven by a changing environment and able to work collaboratively to deliver change
  • Demonstrable ability to translate external and/or technical requirements into practical solutions

The University promotes equal opportunities and shall exercise no discrimination on the grounds of political opinion, age, colour, disability, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation in the admission of students, or the appointment or promotion of staff or the awarding of any Degree, Diploma or Certificate, or generally, in the execution of any of its Objects as laid down by the Charter.

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

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