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Financial Accountant

University of Kent - Financial Accounting

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £42,149 to £48,835 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 3rd November 2021
Job Ref: CSF-342-21

Are you a qualified accountant, with a strong background in Financial Accounting?  Do you have well-developed leadership skills and a clear passion for developing motivated staff and strong teams? If so we would welcome your application for this role.   

Managing the financial accounting, treasury and indirect taxation aspects of the University, you will ensure all transactions within the finance system are recorded in line with current financial reporting requirements, and taxation regulations to provide a sound foundation for the production of management information reporting and financial forecasts.

As Financial Accountant you will:

  • Manage the financial accounting aspect of the organisation’s financial management
  • Produce the annual financial statements and associated notes within the necessary timeframes 
  • Maximise the financial well-being of the organisation in the short, medium and longer term by means of effective treasury management, and management of relationships with bankers and investment brokers on behalf of the University
  • Ensure compliance with VAT regulations in recording all transactions, and manage and review the production and submission of all indirect tax returns, including quarterly VAT returns; annual PESM return; Corporation Tax return and EC sales list and other customs requirements

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

  • Professionally qualified with a relevant degree/postgraduate qualification (CCAB or equivalent)
  • Strong experience in a financial accounting role in a complex organisation working at a strategic and operational level.
  • A comprehensive understanding of current accounting policies and standards, including HE/FE SORP, and VAT regulations, coupled with experience of all aspects of financial management and financial reporting
  • Experience of successfully managing a team of high performing financial professionals and other staff

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-342-21.

Further details: 

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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