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Finance Business Partner

Requisition ID:  5425

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  17-Nov-2020


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £30,942 - £32,817 per annum


Closing Date: 6 December 2020


The Role


As a key member of the Finance team in Estates and Facilities, you will have responsibility for supporting the financial management of Accommodation Services and Hospitality Services. Working closely with the service areas and their management teams, the Finance Business Partner will be responsible for supporting the service’s strategic and operational activities


Informal queries are welcomed and should be directed to Debbie Chandler via e-mail (Debbie.chandler@newcastle.ac.uk)


The post is full time, Fixed term 15 month contract - maternity leave cover.


Please ensure you upload a covering letter and CV when applying for this vacancy.  Only applications received via the Newcastle University website will be considered


Key Accountabilities


  • The production and financial management of the service’s annual budget and plans, including regular reporting and reforecasts
  • The provision of high quality advice and guidance to budget holders
  • The development and presentation of business cases and financial appraisals
  • The production and dissemination of high quality management information
  • The provision of effective financial controls and governance

The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • You should have experience of offering a high level of financial support, which should include the analysis of reports and the presentation of performance
  • Experience in the preparation of detailed annual budgets, plans and quarterly financial forecasts is essential
  • You should have experience of working effectively and managing teams within a complex financial environment
  • You should have excellent financial analysis and interpretive skills and be able to grasp the detail, whilst retaining the ‘big picture’
  • You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have highly developed IT skills
  • As an effective team player, you will be highly motivated and organised, adaptive to change and should display initiative in bringing forward new ideas coupled with a practical approach to problem solving


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Communicates with colleagues effectively
  • Thinks strategically and makes sense of complex and conflicting data from different perspectives
  • Understands and is sensitive to wider organisational priorities
  • Identifies key issues and trends from complex data
  • Works in a planned and structured way, using both their and others’ time effectively
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities and demands to meet tight deadlines
  • Is committed to delivering excellent service
  • Takes responsibility for achieving own targets and constantly looks to improve
  • Is a role model for the university values and guiding principles


  • Proven technical expertise 
  • A qualified CCAB Accountant or part qualified with extensive accounting experience (Desirable)



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 5425