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Faculty Accountant (part-time role)

Job title Faculty Accountant (part-time role)

Department Finance & Procurement

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805 pro rata

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Tuesday 02 August 2022

Closing date Tuesday 23 August 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9694

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Due to an internal promotion we are looking for a part-time Faculty Accountant in the Department of Finance & Procurement to work 21.9 hours per week (0.6 fte).

The role sits within the Management Accounting team and supports the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Institute of Policy Research, the Department of Sport Development and Recreation, as well as Bath’s online course offerings.

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a varied role involving both finance business partnering on the academic and non-academic side of the University.  Your work on Bath’s online courses will span multiple academic areas and professional services departments, reporting into the Online Courses Internal Board, chaired by the PVC Education.

The finance business partner element of the role provides the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of the factors driving income and costs in the Faculty and Department of Sport and to support them with strategic planning and other ad-hoc projects.

About you:

You may be in a management accounting role already and looking to develop finance business partnering skills to become a key advisor, or it could suit someone who enjoys working in a team and getting involved with different activities with the chance to develop and take ownership of these areas.

In this role you will be involved in:

  • Building a relationship with the Dean of Faculty/Director of Service, Heads of Department and other key colleagues to ensure they are fully supported in managing their financial position.
  • Producing budgets, forecasts and monitoring of actual spend against budget
  • Provide ad hoc advice and costings to the faculty/institute/department
  • Line management of one Assistant Accountant

 You will need:

  • To be a qualified accountant with experience or an interest in the Higher Education sector and how universities are funded
  • Strong accounting skills including budgeting, forecasting and other reporting
  • Great communication skills at all levels and the ability to work in a team
  • Good excel skills

About us:

We are a team of experienced accountants and accounting technicians, providing reporting, budgeting and forecasting information to both the Academic and Professional Service departments and to external funding and regulatory bodies.

Our team sits within the Finance & Procurement department, reporting to the Director of Finance, and we are based in the Virgil Building in the centre of Bath, although there will be a requirement to work on the main campus at times.

We operate a flexi-time policy and are currently trialling hybrid working which has suited our team well.

Hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you can work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. Learn more about our future ways of working and explore further at interview.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have 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

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 leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

     - Relocation Procedure

     - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

     - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

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. 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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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.