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Studentships Financial Accountant

University of Surrey - Finance

Location: Guildford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 2nd January 2024
Job Ref: 064923

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. 

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The Role

An exciting opportunity for a Studentships Financial Accountant, working closely alongside the Studentships Management Accountant in a dynamic team.

Your primary focus will be to streamline financial processes, ensuring timely completion of key tasks while maintaining accurate funding disbursements for postgraduate research students (PGRs).

You will ensure timely receipt of funds from external bodies through invoicing or cash allocation according to payment schedules/contracts and maintain precise records on the Finance system (Agresso), detailing all studentship funding transactions at an individual student level. Record and manage data on research council grant usage, filing expenditure statements with UKRI as necessary.

You will undertake reconciliations on balance sheet accounts associated with studentships to ensure accuracy and provide detailed and timely reports to grant holders and faculty finance managers to aid in active grant management, budgeting, and forecasting.

You will work in tandem with the Studentships Management Accountant to uphold service standards for PGR students, the Doctoral College, and faculties.

About you

The post holder will have a strong understanding of financial processes, invoicing, and grant management with the ability to maintain precise records and conduct accurate reconciliations. Part-qualified accountant or relevant accounting experience is required, and experience in the field of studentships would be desired.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter with your application.

For further information, please contact Megan Myers (EA to CFO) at megan.myers@surrey.ac.uk.

Please note that interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 8th of January 2024.

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
 
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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