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Head of Finance

Financial Accounting

Location:  Wrexham
Salary:  £51,799 to £60,022 per annum
Closing Date:  Sunday 21 August 2022
Reference:  2122756

Acting as the lead for the provision of all Finance Services, and reporting to the Executive Director of Finance, a highly motivated and enthusiastic person is sought to provide leadership, direction and management to a team of staff to deliver a high quality, customer focused finance service for the University.  The post holder will support the Executive Director of Finance by providing the platform to enable the delivery of the Group financial strategy and corporate plan. 

They will provide strategic leadership for a portfolio of finance activities including the co-ordination of the University’s annual budgeting process, the oversight of the monthly reporting cycle and the preparation of financial forecasts for the Board of Governors and external bodies. As well as providing leadership to the exchequer functions of the team.

As a CCAB Qualified Accountant you will have experience of preparing and reviewing monthly management accounts to agreed timescales consistently and undertake business reviews with budget holders to ensure financial targets and objectives are met.  The collection of non-financial data and information to help inform forecasting and accurate report of performance is essential along with experience of project accounting and financial planning of complex projects.

Experience of operating in a large commercial organisation and delivering demonstrable positive bottom line impact is fundamental to this post, along with the successful candidate demonstrating the ability to manage complex data and undertake statistical analysis in order to make concise summaries and offer solutions to complex business objectives.  

Previous working experience of ERP accounting software packages and Microsoft Excel is a requirement of the post.

Welsh Language skills are desirable for this role

For further information about this post please contact:  David Elcock, Executive Director of Finance, email:

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Wrexham Glyndwr University is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and will ensure applicants will not be discriminated against due to their protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The University will make all efforts to meet your access requirements, please contact our Human Resources Team as soon as possible to discuss any adjustments you may need.  

We welcome applications in Welsh and English. Any applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

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