Planning and Reporting Accountant

Recruiter
University of the West of Scotland
Location
Paisley
Salary
36914-36914
Posted
03 Mar 2021
Closes
09 Mar 2021
Ref
374921361
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Finance Department Paisley Campus Planning and Reporting Accountant REQ001098 Grade 6 : £36,914 per annum pro rata Full-time: 35 Hours per week, Fixed Term for 6 months (with potential to be made permanent) University of the West of Scotland is driving an ambitious strategy for high-quality learning and teaching, and research and innovation, with a global engagement agenda to reflect the needs of the 21st century workplace. The Finance Department seeks to recruit a Planning & Reporting Accountant to provide management information for both strategic and operational purposes, and undertake financial planning, budgeting and forecasting. We would welcome applicants from outside of the HE sector. We are looking for an individual with the personality & technical skills who demonstrate abilities in the following; Develop and action changes to ensure that reporting of management information is continuously evolving to requirements of the University. Provide accurate, timely and clear management information in a standard format covering financial performance, financial planning, budgeting and forecasting. Manage timetables and processes to support the FBP Team to ensure effective and timely delivery of budgets and forecasts. Provide appropriate and timely input into the University's financial planning and reporting exercises, including benchmarking. Promote a culture of continuous improvement, applying appropriate professional standards and demonstrating a culture of ownership and accountability to ensure the delivery of excellent services. Monitor and report on capital project spend each month. Match student numbers to income, fee waivers and discounts across all recruitment activities. Liaise with Finance Systems team to ensure that coding is current and fit for purpose. Prepare and submit UWS annual TRAC return accurately in line with guidance and on time. Contribute fully to the FBP team to optimise the impact of Finance across the University and deputise for Senior Finance Business Partners as required. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with a professional accountancy qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAS. You will work remotely whilst the Covid-19 situation necessitates working from home, but your primary location will be our Paisley Campus. Further information, including details of how to apply are available by clicking the "apply now" button! Closing Date:Sunday 7 March 2021 Interview Date:

Monday 15 March 2021 UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. UWS is a "Disability Confident" employer. University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.

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