Ensure the accuracy of the financial accounting for the University and its subsidiaries Act as the technical expert within the Group on all financial accounting matters, sharing knowledge and training with others across the Group where required.
Continuously improve processes and procedures to support the efficient and effective operations within a strong internal control environment.
To provide high quality professional and specialist support across the Group through analysis and issue resolution.
To support and develop enhanced liaison between the central Finance Office, Colleges, ensuring accurate, timely, relevant and reliable information allowing delivery of a customer service focus. Lead and line manage a team of 2 to deliver on all financial accounting matters.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Preparation of the Annual financial statements for the University
2. Preparation of US GAAP Financial Statements
3. Preparation of External Returns
4. Manage month end for Financial Accounting
5. Responsible for the University's Fixed Asset module
6. Ad hoc project work
7. Lead and manage the Financial Reporting team members
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Professionally qualified Chartered Accountant
A2 Ordinary/Honours Degree (SCQF Level 9, 10 or 11) or equivalent
A3 Strong up to date knowledge of the technical accounting environment in the UK
A4 Knowledge of best practice within the Financial Reporting area
A5 Strong technical accounting knowledge
C1 Excellent planning and organisational skills
C2 Ability to prioritise workload to deliver to tight deadlines and manage competing demands from various stakeholders
C3 Ability to identify control weaknesses and recommend and implement solutions to resolve these areas
C4 Ability to apply intellectual rigour and analytical insight to support qualitative decision – making
C5 Highly effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge assumptions and practices with diplomacy
C6 An ability to demystify complex financial concepts for non-financial colleagues
C7 Resilient and able to effectively deal with ambiguity and able to maintain momentum in the face of obstacles/setbacks
C8 Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint; and accounting software packages
C9 Strong attention to detail
C10 Team working skills
E1 Significant professional experience as a Chartered Accountant
E2 Experience of a complex organisation with a large volume of transactions
E3 Experience of producing statutory accounts and associated external returns
E4 Experience of group accounting and consolidation
E5 Experience of documenting procedures and financial controls
E6 Experience of working to tight deadlines
E7 Demonstrable experience of continued professional development
F1 Experience in preparing statutory accounts for Charities
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 8, £46,047 - £53,353 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
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