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Financial Accountant (US GAAP)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
51,034 a year
Interview Date
25/26 March 2020
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Role Description

The University is seeking a high calibre Financial Accountant to lead the production of US GAAP accounts for the University. Working for one of the UK’s leading higher education institutions, the role offers a first-rate working environment and excellent career opportunity, whilst benefiting from a campus based community environment.

The Role
You will be responsible for producing University’s first set US GAAP published accounts. It will involve you in reviewing the detailed UK GAAP accounting records of the University, liaising with University management & capital accountants, preparing the necessary adjustments to convert the accounts to US GAAP and publishing the US GAAP Accounts. In addition you will provide high quality technical accounting assistance and advice to finance staff and more widely across the University.

Key Requirements:

  • Accountancy qualification (for example ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge of US GAAP and its differences to UK GAAP
  • Good technical knowledge of UK accounting standards including FRS102
  • Ability to engage and influence colleagues at all levels

What we offer

  • Salary of £51,034 per year
  • 38 days annual leave per year
  • 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. If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Ian Smallwood Group Finance Manager on 01904 322 123 or e-mail


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