Finance Manager/ Head of Finance Ops role in Bath

Somerset, Bath, England
12 Aug 2022
09 Sep 2022
Charles Maidment
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Full Time

9 month fixed term contract as a minimum to support a project internally Hybrid role & starting ASAP

Your new role

Interim Head of Financial Operations

Responsible For:
Financial Operations Teams:

  1. Accounts Payable & Procurement
  2. Accounts Receivable & Student Funding
  3. Payroll & Pensions.

Main Purpose The post has a three-fold focus:

  1. Ensuring strong financial controls and accurate and timely collection, payment and recording of accounting transactions
  2. Managing x 3 direct reports.
  3. Supporting the teams as they transition to a new system with associated changes in processes and record keeping. (Current Head seconded full time to the project).

What you'll need to succeed


  • Demonstrable experience of managing a financial operations team or teams ideally in a hands-on way.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing accounting policies and procedures and creating and reviewing financial reports in order to ensure accurate, timely robust financial records.
  • Experience of working in a large, complex organisation or demonstrable equivalent experience.
    • Demonstrate excellent IT skills including Gmail, Word, Excel, and database and bespoke finance systems.


  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or CIPFA)/educated to degree level or equivalent experience.
    • To have worked in an HE sector environment
    • Knowledge of Dream and / or Tech 1 accounting system

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, adept at using discussion to reach compromise positions when conflict arises.
    • Understanding of integration of electronic processes connecting core financial systems with supporting systems

Personal Qualities:

  • Highly self-motivated.
  • A skilled communicator who thrives in working with and developing people
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule own and team's workload in the face of conflicting demands.
  • A calm manner, able to respond to problems or issues in a pragmatic and logical way, engendering collaboration between colleagues and team building.
  • Actively creates a positive and enjoyable atmosphere in which to work.

Special Conditions: This post is for 37 hours per week.

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.

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