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Faculty Accountant

Business Support

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 27 February 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1234920RR

Finance, Planning and Analytics

Be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution which has an international reputation for research and is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. It is among the top 20 in the UK and with over £500 million in research activity spread across a wide range of disciplines.

An exciting time for the University of Southampton, with the recent formation of a new centralised Finance Research Hub in early 2019. Wanting to take this to the next step we are seeking to appoint a Research Faculty Accountant to work as part of a professional team responsible for research funding for the whole University.

The primary responsibility of the post will be to lead the team to deliver research finance and administration, following complex legal and financial guidelines. In addition to supporting the team with providing financial advice with costing applications; it will involve process engineering and looking at efficiencies, management reporting on activity, audit requirements, building relationships across the academic disciplines/Schools and communicating with both internal and external stakeholders and working with applicants to maximise cost recovery.

The successful candidate will also line manage up to 4 members of the team. The team consists of 22 people, including senior management, and will report to the Deputy Head of Faculty Research and Enterprise Finance.

You will be well organised, with excellent analytical and numeracy skills, with an eye for detail and capable of effectively managing a wide range of simultaneous projects/activities. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and can prioritise their work in order to meet deadlines in a busy environment. Good communication, IT and customer service skills are essential to the role.  

If you are a professionally qualified accountant or finalist with a track record of passing exams, with experience of accounting systems and proven team leadership skills, then we would love to hear from you.

We offer a great package, which includes a generous annual and parental leave, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional University closure days, a pension scheme, on-site sports, arts and culture facilities and a wide range of discounts from national and international shops and services.  

Application Procedure
You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Annabelle Trimm (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043. Please quote reference 1234920RR on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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