Financial Accountant

Grade 9 (£41,212 to £47,722)
06 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Accountant


Salary: Grade 9 (£41,212 to £47,722)

Supporting the university in a series of increasingly dynamic, demanding and competitive environments, our work sees us involved in a growing number of partnerships and communities, across the city but also nationally and internationally. Our legal and financial professionals play a key role in helping shape our strategic direction, making a key contribution to the long-term financial sustainability of a great global university. The work is intellectually challenging, exciting and hugely rewarding.

Who we are: Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Where you will work: Our Treasury and Capital Department has the vital responsibility of ensuring this service provides financial management, advice and support across the University and ensures that the systems that underpin these services are maintained and developed, meeting an ever-changing environment. Through the services of our operational teams, the University is able to make informed business and financial decisions that support its overall strategic objectives.

What you will do: Our effective treasury management function facilitates the management of the cash resources that are available to the University, enabling the University to meet its financial obligations in respect of continuing activities and investment activities. We are responsible for investing any surplus cash balances with external financial institutions in line with the University’s Treasury Management Policy.

The post holder will proactively identify areas where reporting can add value and support the achievement of strategic business objectives with particular emphasis on the University Estates Masterplan Strategy.

The post holder will be able to optimise return on investments in line with the University’s Treasury Policy, inform decision making in respect of Capital investment and provide advice on investment criteria to the Head of Treasury. The post holder will review cash management systems. There will be regular liaison with internal and external providers, such as banks, financial advisors, senior management, internal and external auditors, operations managers and budget holders.

The post holder will take the lead responsibility in oversight of capital grant claims to ensure all relevant compliance issues and outputs are appropriately recorded and grants are claimed in a timely manner. 

We are looking for a professional pro-active approach with focus on quality, timeliness and customer focussed approach. He or she will have highly developed organisation, project and time management skills including the ability to work effectively in a team.

The University has not asked for a formal presentation; however, at the interview we do expect to see examples of experience that underpins the job role requirements, and a good understanding of University Accounts, Capital Accounting, Treasury and Cash Management activities.

Closing Date: 19 March 2018

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