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Strategic Projects Accountant

University of Kent - Financial Strategy and Budgeting

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £42,149 to £48,835 per annum (grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: CSF-347-21

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 31 October 2021  (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: See advert 

Are you a qualified accountant, with a strong background working at a strategic and operational level in management accounting?  Do you have experience of all aspects of financial management and financial reporting, including strategy planning and formulation? If so we would welcome your application for this role.   

Supporting the Financial Strategy & Budgeting Manager, you will provide vital financial analysis and support to the operational reviews and the development of business cases for new investment and ensure that future operational changes are correctly reflected in financial forecasts.   In this role you will work closely with finance staff and operational managers across all divisions and Directorates to support the implementation of their strategic plans.

As Strategic Projects Accountant you will:

  • Produce costing information and financial plans to support business cases and provide meaningful value for money information to support management decision making
  • Provide financial support to University initiatives, providing costing information for new activities, to include any capital requirements, and prepare investment analysis to support decision-making
  • Develop and maintain templates to provide key modelling tools to be used across the University to articulate strategic plans and evaluate the financial impact of potential changes
  • Support the development of long-term financial forecasts, ensuring that future plans are correctly reflected in current modelling

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 management accounting role in a complex organisation working at a strategic and operational level
  • Experience of all aspects of financial management and financial reporting
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to co-ordinate and engage multiple stakeholders to ensure successful delivery

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 22nd November 2021.

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-347-21

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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