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Accountant or Finance Business Partner

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
33,309 - 50,296 per year
Interview Date
Week commencing 18 October 2021
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Role Description

The University is seeking to recruit a qualified Accountant or a part-qualified Accountant, to join our energetic and dynamic team. 

As 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. 


This role will be at the heart of Finance Business Partnering within the University working directly with Academic colleagues, 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.

You will be responsible for financial partnering and support services to a range of academic units, which 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

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

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 will be required to manage other staff within the Academic 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

(Grade 7 Salary in the range of £40,927 - £50,296 a year) and (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

  • 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 one day spent on campus.  Appropriate IT equipment will be provided to facilitate this working arrangement.

Interview date: week commencing 18 October 2021

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Michelle Squires, Faculty Finance Manager:

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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