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Accountancy Assistant

University of Stirling

Location: Stirling
Salary: £27,116 to £33,309 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 28th November 2021
Job Ref: SERV01367

The Post

The role holder will provide specialist advice and guidance on financial policies and procedures. They will lead on the provision of financial support including reporting and forecasting on income, salary and other operating expenditure for a specified area of responsibility either a Faculty, Service or Commercial area.

Description of Duties 

  • To prepare for the area of responsibility the annual budget setting exercise for income, salary and other operating expenditure, working with Heads of the area of responsibility in a pro-active way to determine requirements, taking account of available funds and changing activities
  • To monitor expenditure and income against budget throughout the year, and support the area of responsibility to manage budgets effectively, highlighting areas of concern and discussing corrective action with them
  • Assist in the preparation of year-end and quarterly accounts, liaising with the area of responsibility over any concerns
  • To update salary forecasts, recording adjustments as staff join and leave, and ensuring that commitments are identified and forecast 

Essential Criteria 

  • HNC or HND in Accounting or working towards AAT or demonstrable ability to work at an equivalent level
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of financial procedures
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages including Excel, word, PowerPoint and outlook
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing 

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | About | University of Stirling

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