CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

School Management Accountant (School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing)

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum, with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
Posted
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Ref
2902
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The finance department is currently seeking a full time CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant with significant experience of working in a large complex organisation and/or Higher Education Institution. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the finances of the School’s Aerospace and Transport Themes. This includes the production of budgets and forecasts, monitoring variance analysis and providing financial advice to the Directors of Theme and the School Head of Finance.

School/Department Finance
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum, with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
Apply by 16/12/2018

Role Description

Cranfield is a world-renowned, exclusively postgraduate University specialising in Creating Leaders in Technology and Management. The Research and Innovation Office supports researchers in working together to achieve excellence and impact in delivering the University’s vision for research and innovation.

The finance department is currently seeking a full time CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant with significant experience of working in a large complex organisation and/or Higher Education Institution. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the finances of the School’s Aerospace and Transport Themes. This includes the production of budgets and forecasts, monitoring variance analysis and providing financial advice to the Directors of Theme and the School Head of Finance.

This position would suit self-motivated, proactive and reliable individual who is able to demonstrate they can work to strict deadlines and take responsibility for their own workload.  Good interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude are essential as there will be frequent contact with customers and University staff.

To be successful in post you must be able to build a deep understanding of the school’s analytical information and finance support requirements to provide an extremely high level of professional finance support. This will include a suite of finance reports tailored to the School’s needs that are timely, highly professional, immaculately presented and accurate. It will also include ad-hoc reports of the same standard and general finance leadership, partnership and advice. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage and partner with the School’s academic community and be an indispensable partner for Budget holders and Principal Investigators.

Experience of working with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word is essential as the work is mainly computer based.  Previous experience of computerised accounts systems is also essential, significant experience of the UNIT4 Business World (Agresso) system would be desirable.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Winkworth, Head of Finance – School of Aerospace Transport and Manufacturing, on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 8293 or (E); h.m.winkworth@cranfield.ac.uk      

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

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