Part Qualified Financial Accountant

Badenoch & Clark
28000.00 - 31000.00 GBP Annual + GBP28000 – GBP31000/annum
07 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
Contract type
Full time
Provide account management services to the Department. Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management accounts. Develop and adapt Departmental financial policies and procedures, make changes to internal workflows and practices in collaboration with others.

Prepare annual financial submissions. Set pay and non–pay budgets, monitor income and expenditure against targets and forecast future financial needs, implement cost savings and maximise income

Analyse financial data provided. Provide budgetary and planning advice to senior management, prepare papers and reports on departmental finance matters. Attend committee and heads of department meetings to provide advice on finance related matters, attend finance user group meetings.

Management of research grants. Arrange grant funding based on sponsor's terms and conditions, monitor grants and advise on shortfalls in funding due to exchange rate differences or over–spends, interpret grant reports and provide salary costings in respect to contract renewals, verify the integrity of research grants data and reconcile the general ledger, draft grant project proposals.

Monitor and check integrity of data on the financial system, review monthly financial summaries, reconcile accounts and take corrective action where required.

Instruct departmental staff on procedures e.g. purchasing and procurement, VAT, income, expenses etc. Prepare for and meet with auditors for internal and external audits of the department's accounting process, advise the director/head of department of the findings.

Keep a rolling income/expenditure plan as income increases and estimated expenditure becomes known e.g. through grant applications, negotiate and reclaim recharges from external parties, determine whether expenditure complies with financial regulations and accounting procedures.

Oversee the processing and preparation of invoices, banking, payroll returns, by the financial administrators, act as the invoice manager/approver, fixed assets administrator etc. under the University Finance system, be able to place orders on own initiative.

Person Spec:

Education and Qualifications:

Degree level

Ideally CIMA or ACCA part qualified, AAT qualified essential if not

Specialist Knowledge and Skills:

Competence in the use of SAGE and/or Oracle Finance System

Good project management skills.

Excellent IT skills – Excel (vlookups and pivot tables essential)

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Finance/ accounting involving a critical understanding of relevant theory and/or principles.

Good organisational & Communication skills.

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