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University of York - Heslington Campus
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30,738 - 37,768 a year
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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 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
The Accountant is an exciting and varied role based in the Group Financial Accounts team and reporting to the Group Financial Controller. You will provide high quality support to the Group FC in the preparation, monitoring and analysis of financial information for the University and its committees.  You’ll contribute to the effective and efficient management and co-ordination of day-to-day financial operations, processes and accounting systems.  There will be considerable opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of processes and procedures.

Key Requirements

  • AAT Qualified or part CCAB qualified
  • An understanding of the accounting practices and procedures used in a large complex organisation
  • Knowledge of financial regulations and procedures
  • Ability to critically evaluate information and communicate conclusions effectively
  • Good analytical skills in interpreting financial data
  • Experience of analysing data and presenting summary information in a clear and concise format
  • Prior experience in a Management Accounting environment within a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy
  • Able to work flexibly, under pressure and to tight deadlines

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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.