Assistant Accountant

Job title Assistant Accountant

Department Finance & Procurement

Salary Starting from £27,116, rising to £33,309

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 16 September 2021

Closing date Thursday 07 October 2021

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH8669

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We are seeking an enthusiastic team player seeking a varied, interactive role to apply their finance knowledge and experience. This permanent full time position is a key role in our recently restructured Commercial Finance Team.

You will be responsible for monitoring the P2P processing function for the Department of Estates (capital and non capital) as well as providing a business partnering role to the Estates Operations team. The successful applicant will be an effective communicator able to convey financial information to non financial managers and quickly turnaround ad hoc requests from the customer for finance support. An eye for detail, initiative and creativity in looking for process efficiencies and smarter ways of working combine as an ideal skills set for this role. 

You will have a solid understanding of basic accounting concepts and be able to produce period end accounts from Trial Balance to I&E/Balance Sheet stage for management review. An inquisitive mind to investigate variances, ask questions and produce meaningful reconciliation work is required. Competent Excel skills are needed for reporting and data analysis. 

Experience of the University's accounting system (Unit4 Business World Agresso) and the Estates facility management software is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.

This position has line management responsibility for two staff where experience and/or an aptitude for mentoring and development is desirable. The position reports to one of the three Management Accounts. 

You will be required to work 36.5 hours a week over 5 days, Monday to Friday. A flexible approach to combine office and remote working is offered in accordance with University policy.   

The Commercial Finance Team, led by the Financial Controller, comprises 16 staff responsible for the financial administration, support and reporting to the Department of Estates, ahs and Security.  

The Team provides financial support for the core functions of Payment processing, Income collection, Payroll and internal recharging and is responsible for all financial reporting for the stakeholder group; from budget preparation to final account stage. 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.