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Deputy Director of Finance

University of Chichester – Finance Department

We are a successful, friendly, modern University, recognised for our focus on student satisfaction, retention and achievements. The Deputy Director of Finance is a key new post working closely with the Director of Finance and Performance.

The post holder will play a leading role as a senior member of the Finance team acting as Deputy for the Director of Finance and Performance. You will lead and manage the team of Management Accountants who are responsible for delivering specialist financial advice to the business, and oversee and facilitate the procurement function across the University.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and provision of financial management information and guidance throughout the University. You will also support in the co-ordination, production and consolidation of financial management information for University senior management, governors and external bodies.

Applicants will need to be CCAB qualified with a minimum of three year’s post qualification experience and must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of costing and financial management. Significant experience leading a management accounting or finance team, and the production of management accounts, and the provision of financial advice to senior management is essential.

You will have a strong commitment to customer service and demonstrable interpersonal skills that enable you to liaise with staff and external contacts at all levels. An ability to remain resilient and self-motivated and deliver in a changing and challenging environment is vital. You will need to possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and a enjoy working as part of a team with a positive approach to work.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Kevin Jones, Director of Finance and Performance on 01243 816034 or email

  • Interview Date: 16 June 2017

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME minority backgrounds as they are underrepresented at Senior Manager level.

The University of Chichester is a small and friendly University based in West Sussex on the south coast of England. We have a great reputation of providing students and staff alike with the opportunity to achieve excellence within a stimulating and supportive environment. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, particularly those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented in some University job categories.  We know from our experience that a diverse staff and student mix creates a lively and successful community.

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