University of Dundee
Summary The Finance and Procurement Directorate is responsible for the management of the University's financial affairs. It contributes to the strategic direction of the University and provides financial advice and support to the University Executive Group and Court. The Directorate supports and advises both school and professional service management teams. It also delivers services relating to; student finance, customer credit control, supplier and staff payments, research finance, financial reporting, treasury and banking, taxation and insurance. We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Reporting Accountant within the Financial Reporting team to lead in the production of all financial reports of the University, for both internal and external consumption. The Reporting Accountant will lead on the production of management accounts, statutory financial statements, budgets and other external reporting such as TRAC and HESA returns. They will also deputise for the Head of Financial Reporting as necessary. Reporting to the Head of Financial Reporting, this is a new and exciting position. We are looking for a qualified accountant with a strong technical focus and experience of financial reporting in a large complex organisation. The successful candidate will be joining the University as we implement a new integrated business system and will make a significant contribution to the development of enhanced reporting. Your priorities will include: Produce consolidated monthly management accounts for the University. Develop reports to give valuable insights into the performance of the University Produce the audited financial statements of the University to the standards required by FRS, HE SORP and SFC Produce consolidated annual budgets and five year plans across the University Produce other routine and ad-hoc external financial reporting such as TRAC and HESA returns ensure that the OneUniversity system is fully utilised to reduce the workload of these returns Develop the University's capability to produce accurate forecasts of financial performance Who we're looking for: Fully qualified accountant (ICAEW, ICAS, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with at least two years relevant post qualification experience Experience of internal and external reporting within an organisation of comparable size and complexity Able to build effective working relationships with financial and non-financial managers across the University and outside High degree of systems literacy and technical accounting knowledge A can-do attitude and analytical approach to work We are one of the UK's leading universities - internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links. For further information about this position please contact Susan Young, Head of Financial Reporting at [email protected] To find out more about Finance and Procurement please visit Website. The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee one of the top universities in the UK. Family friendly policies, staff support networks for BME and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN and Stonewall, as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.