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Job id: 067805. Salary: £41,386 - £48,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 26 May 2023. Closing date: 11 June 2023.

Business unit: Finance & Procurement. Department: Management Accounts: Central & Corporate.

Contact details: Janet Oyedele.

Location: Guy's campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

Job description

About the Finance Department

The Finance Department provides quality financial support and advice in pursuit of the university’s stated objectives. In particular, it is committed to the provision of strong financial leadership, sound professional advice on all aspects of financial management, and the achievement and maintenance of a high-quality service in all areas of financial activity undertaken by the university. 

Role Purpose

To contribute to the full range of management accounting work within the university. Working closely with other members of the management accounting community, the role provides useful information to directorate managers to improve their decision-making, planning and control. The post holder will be responsible to the Finance Business Partner, as part of the team ensuring that high quality financial data is provided to departments within the university.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time post

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

Key responsibilities

The precise responsibilities of the role will depend on the part of the university the role supports, which may change over time.

  • Production of management accounts for a range of directorates;  
  • In year forecasting of income and expenditure; 
  • Maintenance of staffing establishment records and reconciling staffing records between the university’s information systems; 
  • Provision of ad-hoc project and analysis work in support of the relevant directorates or university-level projects connected to the role; 
  • Being the first point of contact for all finance matters, dealing with a range of queries from the directorates connected to the role; 
  • Supporting the production of future year budgets for the directorates connected to the role; 
  • Providing cover for other roles within the management accounting community; 
  • Supporting the development of processes and tools for use within the management accounting community. 
  • Adhering to King’s policies and procedures which are published on the HR web pages; 
  • Learning and applying proper professional standards in all aspects of the job; 
  • Complying with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description; 
  • Flexibility to move between different parts of the organisation, using standardised tools and approaches. 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

  1. Full membership of a professional accountancy body (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA or equivalent), or finalist with commitment to completing qualification within the next 12 months 
  2. Confident working under pressure and to tight deadlines  
  3. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages (particularly Excel) and the ability to work on new systems 
  4. Experience of working effectively in collaboration with staff from different teams 
  5. Experience of writing reports for a range of audiences, including explaining financial trends and/or variances between budgets and forecasts 
  6. Methodical and detail-oriented, maintaining a high level of accuracy 
  7. Ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders in a professional and assured manner  
  8. Proactive with the ability to work independently as well as delivering within a team  
  9. Curious, customer service oriented, with a commitment to personal accountability and continuous improvement  
  10. Adaptable and flexible to organisational change, driving own professional development 
  11. Commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace – demonstrable alignment to the King’s Principles in Action 

Desirable criteria

  1. Good degree at undergraduate (BA, BSc) level or equivalent  
  2. Knowledge of HEI funding environment  
  3. Experience of working with an accounting package, for processing and/or reporting