Finance Business Partner – Professional Services Ref 9140

School/department: Finance
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9140
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum (with a discretionary range dependent upon skills and experience)
Placed on: 29 July 2022
Closing date: 19 August 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: w/c 05 September 2022
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

An exciting opportunity exists to join the University of Sussex to join the Professional Services Finance Business Partnering team in the provision of professional financial business partnering support to designated PS Divisional Directors and their SLT, the COO and the wider Finance team.

You will support the development of strategic and operational financial plans in the specified Professional Services Divisions in order to meet University objectives and deliver value for money in these areas of responsibility.

A key aspect of the role is the provision of insight to senior management on specific Professional Services Divisional financial performance, financial forecasts, Five Year Financial Plans, and the financial inputs needed for the annual planning round requirements. This will also include supporting the development of systems and processes to achieve this aim. In addition, the role seeks to ensure that senior managers in PS receive the support required to make effective financial decisions, and build and improve excellent financial management literacy and practice across the University in Professional Services.

If you have experience of delivering effective financial management and business partnering services, with the ability to think strategically and develop excellent service provision, then we want to hear from you.

Please contact Heidi Jones, Senior Strategic Finance Business Partner – Professional Services ( ) for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9140) (PDF 180KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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