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Director of Finance, Infrastructure & Corporate Services

Abertay University
Director of Finance, Infrastructure & Corporate Services
£98,174 – £110,495 (Grade 10)


Based in Dundee, Abertay University is a dynamic, modern university with a strong focus on producing work-ready graduates. Abertay is ranked in the UK top 10 for teaching satisfaction and student experience and is among the UK’s top modern universities for research intensity. They’re also ranked top International School for Games Design by Princeton Review.

The Role

As the Director of Finance Infrastructure and Corporate Services (FICS), you’ll have a great opportunity to lead and manage the University’s largest service directorate, within this modern and friendly University. The FICS function acts as the University’s Chief Financial Officer and as part of the University’s Executive Group and Senior Management Team, you’ll play a strategic role in leading the delivery of excellent services and delivering the University’s Strategic Plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the FICS function as a key partner with all parts of the university to enable the delivery of the university’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide advice and direction on strategic and operational finance matters.
  • Establish and develop policy to support FICS
  • Shared responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the University.
  • Lead, manage and develop all Services and functions delivered by FICS to the University.

Person Specification

You will be a qualified accountant with a recognised CCAB qualification (or equivalent). Having experience of leading organisational change as well as senior, strategic leadership in an organisation of comparable type and scale, you’ll be able to motivate, inspire and develop large teams across different professional specialisms. A strategic thinker with the ability to influence at all levels while adapting and improving business processes, you’ll work collegially across multi-disciplinary functions to support transformational change.

Further information is available at:

For a confidential discussion please contact Gillian Blackadder, Katharine Price or Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555

Closing date for applications – Friday 10th May 2024

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter as one document via the apply button.