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Finance Business Partner (PSD) CSF-797-23-R

University of Kent - Management Accounting

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £44,737 to £50,300 per annum (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 28th February 2024
Job Ref: CSF-797-23-R

Closing date: 23:59 hours GMT on Wednesday 28th February 2024 (unless otherwise stated)

Are you a qualified and experienced Finance Business Partner or Management Accountant with excellent communication skills and an inclusive leadership style? Do you have an innovative and creative approach with excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, and the ability to think strategically, with consideration for the wider implications of decisions made?  If so we would welcome your application for the role of Finance Business Partner.

As part of the management accounting team you will be responsible for the provision of professional and effective management accounting services to the university. You will serve as the finance business partner and be the main finance point of contact for various areas across the University.

 What will be your key accountabilities?

  • Act as an effective Finance Business partner to Directors and budget managers responsible for academic and professional services functions 
  • Provide Professional, relevant financial support and advice to Directors and managers, including non-finance specialists on operational and strategic decisions enabling sound and informed decision-making. 
  • To be responsible for a production of high-quality monthly management accounts to deadlines showing performance against budget. To review these on a formal basis with directors, investigating and interpreting variances against budgets, targets and producing informative commentary

 What will you bring to this role?

  • Recognized CCAB professional accounting qualification and current membership
  • Strong experience in a senior financial management role in a complex organisation working at a strategic and operational level with demonstrable competence in budget setting/management, variance analysis, commentary, costing and profitability. 
  • A good understanding of current accounting policies and reporting standards, coupled with the experience of all aspects of financial management and financial reporting, including strategy planning and formulation 

 What can you expect from us?

  • "Hybrid Working" allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (days to be agreed with the hiring manager in line with business needs)
  • 43 days annual leave per annum (30 days personal leave, 8 bank holidays, plus 5 additional days allocated between Christmas and New Year)
  • Excellent pension scheme (USS)
  • A beautiful campus, including access to our on site theatre/cinema, sports facilities, library, on site nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets 
  • Great staff benefits, such as study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • On site parking
  • A friendly, open and collaborative working environment
  • Support in your development and wellbeing at all stages of employment, including an Employee Assistance Program

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ around 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

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 centralservicesresourcing@kent.ac.uk

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