Assistant Accountant - Academic

University for the Creative Arts

UCA is the No.1 Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide and Guardian University Guide league tables.  Ranked 21st in the UK by the Guardian, UCA is also top 10 in three of its subject listings: Fashion & Textiles (6th), Film Production & Photography (7th) and Architecture (9th).  For more than 150 years the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester has been leading the way for art and design education.

Full Time Post: 36.25 per week 

We are currently seeking an Assistant Accountant – Academic. This role provides front line finance support to the Academic portfolio, providing assistance with the preparation of annual budgets, quarterly forecasting and monthly variance analysis, including commentaries. This will involve liaising regularly with key stakeholders in order to provide a proactive, tailored financial support service to the Portfolio.

Based at our Farnham campus and reporting to the Accountant – Academic, you will manage a team of staff across all campuses, spread across both Kent and Surrey, therefore travel to other campuses will be required. You must have the ability to work under your own initiative, in a supportive role within a team and motivate others. You must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with financial and non-financial colleagues. In a busy and varied environment, a calm and organised approach to managing work is vital.

You will be hold a minimum of Foundation ACCA or equivalent professional Accounting qualification and be actively studying towards a full accounting qualification (part-qualified would be an advantage).

For further details and to apply for this post please visit our website

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st January 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 31st January 2018.

We value the diversity of our organisation and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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