Heaf of Finance (32-38 hrs p/w)

Heaf of Finance (32-38 hrs p/w)

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27 Sep 11 Oct Enschede

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Job description

As Head of Finance, you play an important role in controlling the financial processes within a complex faculty. Within the context of growing externally funded projects and changes in organisation, you are expected to search for problem-solving interventions and proposals. We demand high quality, strength, and command of the financial management and also of the professional character and position of the department.

  • You manage and lead the Finance functions in all aspects of Accounting and Financial Management to give the most effective support towards stakeholders in the Faculty ITC and the University of Twente.
  • You develop and prepare the financial department for the future.
  • You act as a major support to the Faculty management in the area of Accounting and Finance and Management, in close coordination with the Faculty Business Controller.
  • You are responsible for the management of all day-to-day finance operation.
  • You direct, monitor and present the provision of effective project budgeting and controlling within the Faculty.
  • You prepare annual budgets and then report on actuals compared to budgets and advise on actions to be taken, in close coordination with the Business Controller of the faculty.
  • You ensure compliance with all University of Twente and other reporting requirements.
  • You coordinate the year-end closing and financial auditing process.
  • You work closely with the coordinator projects and coordinator student administration on cost planning an controlling.
  • You actively participate in UT Strategic Plans and other projects.
  • You develop and maintain relationships internal and external by participating in University Twente Finance Groups.


University of Twente (UT)


  • An accountancy qualification is essential (BSc level or MSc level)
  • You can deal with a challenging, ever-changing environment while maintaining the ability to build relationships at all levels in a complex organization.
  • You can work strategically with senior stakeholders.
  • You have to be able to manage medium-large teams, ideally in a large organization.
  • You have excellent communications skills and the ability to present both written and verbal information to the faculty management, controlling department and the UT Central Finance department.
  • An excellent command of English and Dutch (written and spoken) is a must.
  • You need to be hands-on and able to be involved in detail.


Additional information regarding the position can be obtained from Mrs B.A.J. Leurink, managing director (e-mail: b.a.j.leurink@utwente.nl). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 11 October 2018 (choose “apply now” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the selection and (ii) a detailed CV with references.

Conditions of employment

We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be initially employed for 2 years. Extension of the employment after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 4294.- and € 5513.- depending on experience and qualifications (job profile Controller, level 3).
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.



  • Finance
  • max. 32 hours per week, temporary
  • €4294—€5513 per month
  • Higher Professional Education
  • 1006491


University of Twente (UT)

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