Financial Accountant

University of Abertay Dundee
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 - £54,395
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Financial Accountant

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£45,585 - £54,395

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Full time

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Finance Infrastructure and Corporate Services


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Job description

Financial Accountant

Full time, 35 hours per week

Grade 8 (£45,585- £54,395)

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the purpose of this role is to-

Oversee all Abertay Financial and taxation reporting – specifically Statutory Accounts, HESA, SFC, TRAC, Vat and Corporation reporting. Ensuring that all financial transactions behind these returns are accurate.

This role will oversee an Assistant Accountant.

The specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and submit all Abertay Financial Reporting, including preparation of Statutory Accounts, HESA and SFC financial returns
  • Responsible for the external audit, and key liaison with external auditors
  • Review of quarterly Balance Sheet reconciliations, including responsibility for monthly Investment portfolio reconciliations and related adjusts
  • Prepare and submit other taxation returns, including quarterly VAT, and annual Corporation Tax. Assist payroll officer with Pension Reporting.
  • Prepare and submit annual TRAC returns, and in liaison with School Deans, ensure workload plan data is consistent with this.
  • Oversee the Universitys Capital Reporting, including maintaining the asset register and physical verification of assets.
  • Prepare/report monthly cashflow forecasts, including Capital spend forecasts, and advise on investing surplus funds via bank/term deposit opportunities
  • Responsibility for authorisation of payment files, including BACs and any other payments
  • Undertake due diligence of partner/potential partners, liaising with out International Office, through review of their financial statements/provided data, and communicate this back through committee structure
  • Liaise with external employment, tax/vat advisors to answer adhoc internal queries/assurance requirements throughout the year, providing/organising training as required
  • Provide adhoc support to other members of the University as required.
  • About you:

  • You are a qualified accountant or qualified by experience
  • You have extensive experience in a Higher Education setting
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You can explain technical accounting concepts to non-finance professionals in a clear and understandable manner.
  • You have good interpersonal skills, developing effective working relationships with colleagues and key external contacts.
  • The post is a full-time post, and as the University supports flexible working, this role would be considered for a home working role, although some Dundee office would be required throughout the post, dependent on specific work at that time.

    A full candidate brief can be found above which details the job description, person specification and application details.

    If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application by clicking apply online below.

    Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system.

    Committed to Equal Opportunities

    Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,

    No: SC016040

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