Deputy Head of Financial Reporting and Compliance - 1 year contract

23 April 20242024-04-23
Sheffield, South Yorkshire & Sheffield City Region
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As the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting and Compliance, you will lead, manage, and develop the financial reporting and compliance service within this well known university. Your responsibilities will encompass providing specialist support for financial transactions across various university departments, ensuring the integrity of finance systems, compliance with external regulations and internal policies, and overseeing the external audit process.

Key responsibilities:


  • Lead and manage the Financial Reporting and Compliance Team, providing guidance and support to team members.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial data within university systems.
  • Oversee compliance with external regulations and internal policies, keeping abreast of changes and implementing necessary adjustments.
  • Manage the external audit process, coordinating with auditors and ensuring timely completion of audits.
  • Contribute at a senior level to the implementation of the University Strategy, aligning financial reporting and compliance activities with strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the university to provide financial advice and support for decision-making.
  • Prepare year-end accounts and related financial reports, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures, and controls.


  • Significant experience leading a financial accounting function within a large organisation.
  • Proven track record of contributing to the strategic development of financial reporting and compliance activities.
  • Experience in preparation of year-end accounts and managing the external audit process.
  • High level of technical competence in financial reporting and compliance.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and service-oriented environment, with a commitment to supporting the university's mission.

Joining the Finance and Procurement Team offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the university's mission of Transforming Lives. You will work in a dynamic and varied environment, where no two days are the same, and where your expertise will be valued and recognised.