Head Of Financial Accounting And Systems



The Open University was established by Royal Charter in 1969 with the mission is to be ‘open to people, places, methods and ideas’. It is a national university, working in all four nations of the UK as well as globally, employing around 8,000 people across a range of academic, associate lecturer and professional services roles. Pioneering higher education by distance learning over 2 million people have studied with the OU, predominantly part-time and often while in paid work.

The role

This role reports to the Deputy Group Finance Director and is responsible for the team that provides the financial accounting and accounting systems support to the University. This includes:

  • Leading the management and development of the University’s financial ledgers and finance related systems.
  • Managing the co-ordination and production of the University’s formal statutory and regulatory consolidated financial statements.
  • Provision of management and financial accounting support to the University’s in-house subsidiaries.
  • Leading the provision of taxation advice and compliance.

As a Senior Manager within Finance and Business Services (FBS) you will collaborate and contribute to strategic and operational matters

Skills and experience required:

  • A CCAB qualified accountant
  • Financial accounting technical expertise coupled with experience of a regulatory sector and institutional governance
  • High level understanding of taxation within the Higher Education or charitable sector including VAT, corporation tax and employment taxes
  • Proven track record of strong leadership of a finance team, ideally within an SAP framework
  • Extensive knowledge of ERP systems (Enterprise Resource Planning) ideally SAP, Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Proven experience of leading, implementing and driving continuous improvements, including working with IT and other stakeholders

Organization The Open University UK
Industry Accounting / Finance / Audit Jobs
Occupational Category Head of Financial Accounting and Systems
Job Location Milton Keynes,UK
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 2 Years
Posted at 2022-11-24 4:51 am
Expires on 2023-01-08