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Accountancy Assistant

University of Southampton - Business Support

Location: Southampton
Salary: £21,135 to £24,871 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
Job Ref: 1491821RR

Location:  Highfield Campus
Interview Date:   To be confirmed

Professional Services Accountancy Assistant – Finance, Planning and Analytics Department 

The University is seeking to appoint a highly competent Accountancy Assistant to join its Professional Services team in the Finance, Planning and Analytics Department. This dynamic team is responsible for a providing financial advice and guidance to Heads of Department, and other key staff within Professional Services, to support strategic and operational decision making. We also carry out a range of professional accountancy tasks including planning, forecasting, management accounting and monitoring of budgets. The post will give you the opportunity to be involved in a wide mix of many exciting and developing areas of the University and to support Management Accountants with their work.

The University of Southampton is a thriving and ambitious institution with over 20,000 students and 5,000 staff. The University is highly rated for teaching, research and entrepreneurial activities and is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. The Finance Department employs approximately 180 staff.  We currently have a blended approach of working between home and the office (Highfield Campus).

The successful candidate should be well organised, analytical and self-motivated, with excellent communication skills, a working knowledge of Excel, and some accounting knowledge. An interest in pursuing a financial qualification is desirable, support for which is available on a competitive basis.  You will use the University accounting systems for which training will be provided.

Interviews are to be held week commencing 20th September 2021.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Marina Radchenko (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1491821RR on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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