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Finance Business Partner

University of Kent - Business Partnering and Training

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: CSF-345-21

Are you a part-qualified accountant, or equivalent, with a strong background in a management accounting role?  If so we would welcome your application for this role.   

Supporting the Management Accounting Manager, you will provide direct financial support to those specific Professional Service Directorates, where there is not a sufficient concentration of finance expertise, acting as a trusted Business Partner.  You will also work to implement and deliver a training programme to staff with financial responsibilities in all Divisions and Professional Service Directorates, to ensure provision of high quality financial services across the entire devolved operations of the University

As Finance Business Partner you will:

  • Oversee the budgetary performance of Professional Services Departments (PSDs) at the University
  • Provide detailed and evaluative financial performance commentary on behalf of serviced PSDs, commenting on past performance and providing end of year forecasts 
  • Work closely with the Management Accounts team to provide commentary on variances, and input to the update of the in-year forecast
  • Work closely with finance staff and operational managers in serviced PSDs, where required, to produce business plans and assessments 

To be successful in the role you will have/be:

  • Professionally part-qualified (CCAB or equivalent)
  • Strong experience in a management accounting role in a complex organisation 
  • Highly organised, with the ability to balance conflicting priorities and meet challenging deadlines
  • Effective decision-making and analytical skills

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. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact quoting ref number: CSF-345-21

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely

From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK.  A new points-based system will be implemented which will treat EEA and non-EEA citizens equally.  For further information please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

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