This role is for a Head of School Finance in the Accounting & Finance department of an award winning organisation. The position requires comprehensive management of financial operations and strategy within the school.

Client Details

The institution is a prominent organisation, based in Manchester. Known for its emphasis on research and commitment to societal impact, it offers a stimulating environment for both staff and students.


  • Overseeing all financial aspects of the school, including budget planning and control.
  • Developing and implementing financial strategies in line with the school’s objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance with university financial policies and regulations.
  • Providing financial reports and interpreting financial information for the school’s management team.
  • Advising on investment activities and providing strategies for financial growth.
  • Managing relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Leading and managing the finance team.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of the university’s strategic plans.


A successful Head of School Finance should have:

  • A strong academic background in finance or a related field.
  • Substantial experience managing financial operations in a similar role.
  • Proficiency in financial management software and databases.
  • Exceptional strategic planning and financial forecasting skills.
  • Superb leadership abilities and excellent communication skills.

Job Offer

  • A salary range of approximately £45,585 to £56,021 per year.
  • Hybrid working model, with an average of two days on-site per week.
  • Generous pension scheme with a 21.1% employer contribution.
  • 35-hour working week.
  • Generous holiday entitlement: 29 days annual leave, plus 4 closure days and 8 bank holidays.

If you’re an experienced finance professional looking for a rewarding role within a leading institution, this Head of School Finance position could be the ideal opportunity for you. Apply now to join our team in Manchester and contribute to our ongoing success.

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