Financial Accountant

London (GB)
£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Salary range £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
plus excellent benefits

Based at the University’s Richmond campus and reporting to the Director of Finance and Planning, the Financial Accountant’s responsibilities include accountability for all aspects of UK and US statutory financial reporting and legislative compliance and the day-to-day management of the purchase to pay, billing to cash collection and payroll and pension administration processes. 

The post holder will be able to motivate and manage a small team with a focus on continuous improvement in processes and services. Excellent communication, negotiation and relationship-building skills are essential.

The successful candidate will be a CCAB Qualified Accountant and will have an in depth knowledge of financial accounting processes and procedures. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience of delivering reporting solutions are essential. Previous experience of working in higher education or a similarly regulated and complex organisation is essential. Knowledge of ERP accounting software packages is desirable.

Richmond is a private, not-for-profit, liberal arts and business studies University. It is accredited in the USA by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and in the UK by The Open University. Richmond is an equal opportunities employer. An enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this position.

For further information about this vacancy and the University, please visit:

Closing date: Monday, 3 April 2017.

Please submit an application online at ensuring you upload a current CV and covering letter, together with details of three recent work-related referees.

Please note that while submitted applications will be acknowledged, we are unable to provide individual feedback to applicants.

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