Financial Accountant (fixed-term maternity cover)

Job title Financial Accountant (fixed-term maternity cover)

Department Finance & Procurement

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2421

Placed on Tuesday 14 September 2021

Closing date Tuesday 28 September 2021

Interview date Friday 08 October 2021

Reference CC8647

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In this pivotal role of Financial Accountant you will be expected to be responsible for leading a team in the day-to-day operation and control of payroll and pension matters across the University. You will be responsible for the delivery of customer service focused processes to support academic and other managers and will ensure that payroll and pension services are delivered in an effective, compliant and professional manner.

You will support the team responsible for quarterly and annual financial reporting.

The University has a turnover approaching £300m. It employs over 3,000 (fte) staff in 3 academic Faculties, one school and professional and support service departments.  The Finance and Procurement Office (F&PO) is responsible for managing the University’s finances and cash flows, ensuring value for money in its financial activities and compliance with statutory and regulatory bodies and financial best practice. This position is responsible for supporting these services, with responsibility for leading the Payroll & Pension team.  Staff costs at the University exceed £150m per annum.  This team are responsible for the delivery and reporting of the University’s pay function and also provides payroll services to a number of associated organisations.  The team works closely the Departments of Human Resources and Computer Services, we use iTrent, an integrated HR & Payroll solution which includes a sophisticated Employee Self Service function.

This a fixed-term role to cover maternity leave with an expected end date of 8 November 2022 (or the early return of the post holder).

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.

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Further details:

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.