Deputy Director - Finance

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circa £80K + LGPS Pension, 38 days holiday
15 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Job Title
Finance Director
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Director – Finance

Full-time, Permanent, Circa £80k, + LGPS Pension, 38 days holiday



Based across two campuses, Leeds Beckett is a thriving modern, inclusive and professional university with ambition.  Based in the heart of Leeds, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, global reach, and strong local impact.  As one of the largest employers in the city, our mission is to be an excellent, accessible and globally engaged university, contributing positively to a thriving northern economy. With a 190-year history of education and high levels of student satisfaction we are proud of our history and excited about our future.

We are now seeking a highly skilled focussed Deputy Director of Finance.  Reporting to the Director of Finance, you will lead a high performing Financial Planning and Reporting function of circa 20 colleagues, ensuring delivery of a full and professional management and financial accounting service for the University and its subsidiaries.  Your experience will help us in delivering our strategic aims.  

You will be a fully qualified accountant with strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record of leadership in large and complex organisations, able to innovate and drive change and development.  You will be experienced and confident operating and influencing at a senior level. Whilst you will have an interest in the higher education sector, your experience could come from the private or third sector or you might be a senior manager in a top 20 Accounting Firm with experience of the Higher Education Sector.  

This is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience in a fast-moving environment that offers challenge, opportunity and change.  We are seeking the highest calibre applicants who are capable of progressing to Director of Finance level.

Leeds Beckett University – Financial snapshot

  • £214m income
  • Surplus of £8.6m
  • Strong operating cashflows and reserves.

For further information about this exciting opportunity please visit:

Or contact Jim Allcroft at Dixon Walter at  on 07388 642 631

  • The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd March.
  • Final Interviews will be held Tuesday 6th April Via Skype or Teams or in person if the COVID-19 state is more favourable.

Working here means you’ll also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.