Finance Partner Professional Services

University of London

Department: Finance
Salary: £51,048 – £56,921 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL32223
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 16 March 2023
Closing date: 10 April 2023

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About the Role

Are you someone used to working in a rapidly changing environment? Are you able to see the value in the financial information you provide and inspire others to make better use of it? Are you looking for a varied and busy role?

Because we are looking for a Finance Partner to join our Professional Services Finance Partnering Team and support the Estates and Facilities Directorate and IT Services Directorate, within Professional Services. The role acts as business partner lead in support of the University’s 10-year Infrastructure Plan and Strategic Investment Fund.

If so, we really would love to hear from you!

About You

The Finance Partner will be responsible for the robustness of the University’s Infrastructure Plan and will ensure it is reviewed and regularly updated, considering space requirements and strategic business needs. Progress against the plan will be reported to the Finance and Investment Committee, Council, and the Chief Operating Officer.

You will provide real time support and analysis and be a trusted adviser to your business units, adding value that will assist in decision making.

Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with senior management and their teams is one of your key strengths, and you will be passionate about improving the understanding and impact of financial reporting on business performance.

You are comfortable to challenge the status quo and initiate and drive change, so key operational, commercial, and financial targets are met, and follow it through, to ensure change is implemented.

You will be qualified to degree level and hold an accountancy qualification from an internationally recognized accountancy body and have gained a wealth of experience in large organisations, within the private and/or public sector.

About the Department

The Financial Management Team is part of the Finance Directorate, and provides business partnering, planning and analysis services to our 3 Faculties, Professional Services Directorates and across our Capital Programme.

This role sits within the Professional Services finance team of 5, working alongside the Reporting and Financial Planning Team. 

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

This post is offered with the opportunity for hybrid working and based at our new Department W building, in Whitechapel, London. The post is a full time, permanent appointment.

The starting salary will be Grade 6 in the range of £51,048 – £56,921 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Please note it is QMUL policy all new successful candidates are appointed at the start of the salary range of the advertised grade, with automatic annual progression to next spine point thereafter, until the top of the grade is reached.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Michaela Mazareanu at:  [email protected]

To further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 10th April 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

                            Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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