Senior Management Accountant

Job Title: Senior Management Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London
Salary: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Reference: 3945833_1615468922
Contact Name: Michal Piszczek
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 11, 2021 13:22

Job Description

Senior Management Accountant

Job purpose:
This role will support the Head of R&FP in providing financial reports and analysis to University's senior management bodies, to support and guide them in making informed strategic, tactical and operational decisions based on clear and robust financial information.
The team is also responsible for ensuring that high quality budgets, forecasts and long term financial plans are formulated to support the overall university strategies, and that faculty budget holders have a clear understanding of their financial performance, and that they are responsible and accountable for this performance.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate the production of the monthly financial results, including adherence to the month end timetable, and prepare commentaries for SET, Council, and its committees, ensuring that the reasons for variances and the implications are clear. This will require close working with the Faculty / PS finance teams
  • Review and improve annual OFS and HE-BCI return processes
  • Review and improve annual TRAC return processes
  • Assist Head of Reporting & Financial Planning to undertake improvement projects for the Financial Management team
  • Research Accounting Finance Partnering - relationship management and adding value, resolution of operational issues, continuous improvement
  • Oversee research overheads journal at month end and regular forecasting
  • Oversee research capital reporting - improve planning and monitoring
  • Monitor Worktribe interactions with Agresso - understanding processes, reports and interfaces - active member of working group
  • Assist research colleagues with work on REF framework - once requirements are made clear
  • Provide budgeting and planning support to cover for Reporting & Financial Planning Manager
  • Assist Financial Accounting with preparation of Expenditure note for Financial Statements
  • Assist with Cubane survey (periodic) and other such benchmarking exercises, as required
  • Deputise for Head of Reporting & Financial Planning as required
  • Assist Head of Reporting & Finacial Planning with team mentoring and development (no direct management responsibility)

What do I need?
You will be a qualified accountant with significant financial management experience in a large organisation. You will have experience managing a finance team and have experience and knowledge of financial management information systems.

What's on offer?
Competitive salary combined with a flexible work environment and work/life balance

What do I need to do now?
If you are interested, please apply ASAP.

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