Reporting Accountant

University of Kent - Finance Division

Are you an experienced Reporting Accountant who is committed to ensuring financial reporting processes are fully compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements?

Do you have the ability to read and understand technical accounting and legislative texts to produce accounting policies and internal procedure notes? If so, this could be the ideal role for you.

It’s an exciting time to be working at the University of Kent – we are a leading UK university producing world-class research and excellent teaching. Our reputation as a good place to work is reflected in our top ranking in the THE Best University Workplace Survey for two years running. We are a major employer with around 3,000 staff from over 120 countries, including more than 900 academic and research staff, and a full range of commercial services and administration staff.

As Reporting Accountant you will:

  • provide financial support to staff across the University to ensure that the financial aspects of all activities are correctly recorded and reported;
  • manage the production of financial reports, ensuring that all information provided is accurate and timely in order to support strategic decision making processes across the University;
  • support the management of VAT and other indirect taxes across the University to ensure risks are identified and mitigated.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • a relevant professional accountancy qualification (ACA, ACMA or ACCA);
  • substantial relevant work experience in a financial or management accounting role;
  • experience in compiling VAT returns and dealing with corporate tax matters;
  • good recent knowledge of technical accounting issues and regulations, including FRS102.

The Finance Department aims to provide, in a cost efficient, professional and timely manner, services that allow the University to meet its statutory financial obligations and internal financial management objectives.

Its main focus is to provide the University as a whole (represented by its Governing Body, Council) and individuals holding budget responsibility with financial services and advice. This includes the payment of bills and salaries and collection of monies owed to the University.

The Department is also required to ensure that the University operates its affairs within the various external financial and tax regulations and ensure that the University’s financial records satisfy external audit.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held: 10 November 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: REG1170.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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