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Financial Accountant

Salary
Full time - 37 hours per week. Salary range: £51,799 to £60,022
Location
Chichester
Hours
Full Time

Department: Finance & Planning

We are looking for an experienced Financial Accountant with excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to inspire, motivate and lead a team to join the Finance Department management team at the University of Chichester.

The Finance Department aims to provide, in a cost efficient, professional and timely manner, services that allow the University to meet its statutory financial obligations and internal financial management objectives. Please note; our financial year is from 1st August to 31st July.

We are a successful, modern university with clear values and a long history in Higher Education. We offer quality education and an excellent student learning experience in a beautiful region of the South Coast of England. We are a top 30 UK University (The Guardian University Guide 2021) and top 25 for NSS student satisfaction.

The post is responsible for the production and leadership of the annual statutory accounts and financial statements (both consolidated and for the University subsidiary), cashflow management and forecasting, bank covenant reporting, treasury management and taxation, asset recording and reporting and will oversee the operational finance services of payroll and finance systems.

Supporting the Director of Finance, you will work closely with internal and external auditors, regulators and key stakeholders in delivering high-quality information within deadlines and adhering to statutory compliance. You will provide professional leadership and technical expertise ensuring robust financial controls are adhered to.

You will be required to provide financial information and scenario modelling for strategic University projects and report your findings to the relevant committee.

The post holder is expected to deputise for the Director of Finance as required including representation at senior management level meetings, the Board of Governors, Finance & Resources Committee and Audit Committee.

The successful candidate will have the relevant professional qualification and extensive professional experience at this level in a similar role. You will have an ability to quickly build effective working relationships and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will be self-motivated with a proactive attitude and experience of leading and motivating a team.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement and generous pension package.

We are looking for the successful candidate to join early September.

Further enquiries are welcomed by: Claire Thorn, Director of Finance at C.thorn@chi.ac.uk.

This position requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check, which will be undertaken by the University on appointment.

The University of Chichester embraces all forms of diversity and aspires to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and so we encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

Closing Date: 29 May 2022 Interview Date: 08 June 2022

Skilled Worker Route SOC Code: 2421