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Corporate and Research Management Accountant

University of Surrey - Finance

Location: Guildford
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 4th March 2024
Job Ref: 009324

An opportunity for a Senior Management Accountant to join the University of Surrey Finance Department on a fixed term contract. 
 
Operating as part of our Studentships Team, you’ll provide University-wide management accounting information, including forecasting, analysis and reporting, which will be used to inform fact-based decision making that directly impacts the University’s financial sustainability.

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, 32 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, pension contribution of 14.5%, and a unique and vibrant working environment.   

Role & Responsibilities

The University currently funds around 750 PGR students, with funding varying between Research Council grants, industry funding and internal University funding. 
 
You’ll work with the Studentship Management Accountant and Studentship Financial Accountant to ensure that an excellent service is provided to our funded students, external funders and our internal teams within the faculties and Doctoral College.

This is a great opportunity for a Finance Professional looking for a new challenge within the Higher-Education Sector.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Creation, preparation and analysis of the monthly reports, budget and forecast, providing business finance support to stakeholders and have an understanding of the drivers of the variances
  • Creation, preparation and dissemination of monthly reports on training grants and other external funding
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of basic reconciliation training to other members of the immediate team
  • Working alongside Studentships Management Accountant and Studentships Financial Accountant to ensure the service provision to PGR Students, the Doctoral College, and Faculties is maintained
  • Be an active member of the Finance Department and a senior member of the Studentship team, representing Finance in the development of the strategy.  
  • Educating non-Finance staff in Finance processes while establishing a strong and effective control environment within their business area, ensuring compliance with University Financial Regulations.

What’s in it for you? 

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive.  

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment. 

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Market leading Pension
  • Up to 40 DAYS Holiday: 25 Days annual leave + 7 University Days + Bank Holidays
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site childcare
  • Student discount eligibility
  • Access to on site world-class leisure facilities at discounted rates

For more information about the role please contact Sarah Dent s.dent@surrey.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place in March with the successful candidate being available to start the role as soon as possible.

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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