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Accountant

Location: CHELTENHAM, GLOUCESTERSHIRE Salary: 32548 - 36613 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 27 days ago Reference: 3108083


An exciting and interesting opportunity has arisen within the Finance and Planning Department at the University of Gloucestershire for an experienced, customer focused Accountant.


This is a key role within the University to provide a robust Business Partnering service to the University. The post is located within the Management Accounts Team which is responsible for the production and dissemination of internal financial management information, budget setting and financial forecasts. The team is dedicated to the provision of professional services to support the University planning processes and managing its resources, in a controlled and sustainable manner. It has a key role to play in developing management information and scenario planning to support the University decision making processes and is also responsible for the production and coordination of statutory returns to external agencies including HEFCE, HESA and NCTL.

You will provide management accounting services to Heads of Professional Services Departments and their Managers. With the aid of an administrator you will help the budget holders to develop and manage their budgets by producing timely and accurate management reports. You will be involved in budgeting, monitoring and forecasting for both revenue and capital spend and you will be responsible for reviewing current processes in order to improve efficiency.

You will be educated to a high standard and either fully qualified or on track to achieve a relevant professional qualification; you will be self-motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills. With relevant experience in an accounts and/or Business Partnering role you will also have good organisational and administrative skills. The ability to work under pressure, adhere to strict deadlines and to be flexible is essential. Advanced Excel knowledge would be a distinct advantage.

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