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TRAC Accountant

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
30,738 - 37,768 a year, reduced pro rata for part-time hours
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Role Description

The University of York is one of the UK's top Universities ranked in the 15th in The Times and Sunday Times university league table 2016. The Finance Department plays a central role in ensuring operational support for colleagues across all academic and support departments.

The TRAC Accountant role has been made available as a result of the planned restructure of the Finance Department which has created four main areas – Management Accounting, Accounting Services, Shared Services and Procurement.  We intend to improve processes, systems and further develop the skills of our people. The new structure also provides a more focussed support for Faculties and for the departments.

The Role
TRAC (Transparent Approach to Costing) is a significant and increasingly important activity.  TRAC has a dual role in providing financial data to government and funders about the relative cost of the University’s main activities and in providing useful information for the University’s own use in management of its business. Your role will be to provide accurate and timely collation, production and analysis of the annual TRAC returns. You will provide training and communications to University staff on TRAC activities, processes and outputs and be the first point of contact for dealing with routine queries in relation TRAC including completion of Time Allocation Schedules

Key Requirements

  • AAT Qualified or part CCAB qualified
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to express financial information to non-financial colleagues
  • Experience of working with or developing activity based costing models
  • Experience of analysing data and presenting summary information in a clear and concise format
  • Ability to critically evaluate information and communicate conclusions effectively
  • The ability to maintain accounting records and prepare accounts, reports and associated management information
  • Able to adapt well to change and service improvements
  • Ability to work effectively with others to promote positive outcomes

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Why York?
York is a Russell Group university with around 16,000 talented students, studying 29 subjects. York are currently ranked 15th in the Times Good University Guide, with eleven of our subjects in the top ten nationally. We aim to offer collegiate and supportive environment as an employer. Flexible working hours, nursery facilities, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, generous holidays and an attractive pension scheme all make the University one of the region’s leading employers.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.