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Accountancy Assistant

Finance, Planning & Analytics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £24,285 to £27,131 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2152823RR

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the University of Southampton, one of the UK’s leading research Universities. We are seeking to appoint a Fixed-Term full-time Accountancy Assistant to work for 12 months as part of a professional team within the Finance, Planning & Analytics directorate. The Team is responsible for key aspects of research funding finance services across the whole University. The successful candidate will be part of a close-knit team where the emphasis is on supporting each other and providing an excellent service to our world-leading academics.

This role will ideally suit someone who is highly numerate with an aptitude for finance. The successful candidate will support research finance and administration following legal and financial guidelines. They will provide support on costing research applications, setting up processes for new research awards, financial reporting of active awards, liaising with auditors, and communicating with academics and other professional services colleagues. 

The successful candidate will be diligent, proactive and analytical. The successful candidate must have good communication skills and be able to manage their own workload, prioritising tasks and working to deadlines. The successful applicant will be comfortable learning new IT systems and competent at using Microsoft Excel. Candidates with prior accounting knowledge and experience will be preferred. You will use the University accounting and costing systems for which training will be provided.  

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.   

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Quote the advert reference 2152823RR on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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