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Management Accountant

33,309 - 40,927 a year (reduced pro rata for part time working)
Grade 6
Contract status
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
Week commencing 18 July 2022
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Role Description

The University is seeking to recruit 2 part-qualified (or qualified) Accountants, to join our energetic and dynamic team.

These roles will be working directly with Professional Services colleagues, one alongside our Capital team and another supporting our University Professional Services departments, they will be supported by a well-established Finance team structure. You will receive full support and training on University systems, and have the opportunity to participate in exciting projects as part of our continual improvement process.

As one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions, these roles offer a first-rate working environment and excellent career opportunity, whilst benefiting from a campus based community environment.

Accountant (Grade 6 Salary in the range of £33,309 - £40,927 a year). Qualification status and levels of experience will determine the grade offered after successful interview

You will be responsible for support services to a range of professional services units, duties as a minimum include:

  • Financial forecasting, quarterly in-year and longer term
  • Performance monitoring, monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Business planning and advice
  • Financial regulation compliance advice

You will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to build a network of key contacts across the University, and be a team player with a drive to get things right the first time.

You will have the ability to both interpret and manipulate data to provide management information of a high standard, and be comfortable using an array of accounting software tools

You may be required to manage other staff within the Professional Services Accounting team as well as influence key stakeholders across the University. 

As a minimum candidates will be AAT qualified and demonstrate a commitment to progressing to professional qualified status (ACCA, CIMA etc)

What we offer

  • 38 days annual leave per year pro rata
  • Opportunity for flexible/hybrid working
  • Generous pension & life assurance
  • Employee Benefits Scheme, including childcare vouchers, cycle to work, health plans, gym membership, plus many others
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Attractive Campus setting

Experience in higher education is not a prerequisite and we’re interested in hearing from candidates outside of the sector.  Part time working patterns at 80% may be considered for this role. The University is currently working to a mixed home and campus based working model, with a minimum of two days spent on campus.  Appropriate IT equipment will be provided to facilitate this working arrangement.

If  you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Adele Christie / Joe Connor: or

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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