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Financial Accountant

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 8 - £42,568 - £53,877 per annum
Job Type: Support
Closing Date: 06/25/2024
Date Posted: 06/17/2024
Reference: S2099



Financial Accountant


12-month Fixed term contract – Maternity cover


37 hours per week – Full-Time


Pittville Campus, Cheltenham



About the team

The Financial Control and Operational Management team are the team responsible for financial control and treasury management, statutory reporting, tax, grants, payroll & pensions, and financial operations. They are pivotal to ensuring all financial administration and processing is undertaken in a controlled and efficient manner as well developing transparent & concise policies and procedures to facilitate the university’s statutory & regulatory compliance requirements.   


Find out more about our CFO directorate by clicking here


About the role

We are now seeking an experienced Financial Accountant to join us on 12-month fixed term contract.


You will be responsible for all activity related to the production of the University financial statements, preparation of statutory returns and the accounting and reporting of endowments funds and capital grants. You will also be themain point of contact for all major business developments and proving comprehensive advice on technical accounting information to support with business modelling.


Working closely with the Financial Controller you will support with treasury management activity, including forecasting and strategic management to identify new sustainable investment opportunities.


You will lead and nurture a newly formed financial accounts team. Using your knowledge and experience develop their technical understanding to empower them to assist the university with a variety of financial tasks as well as support the Grants Assistant and supporting them with the monitoring and reporting of grant returns.


We are seeking someone who is CCAB Qualified, experienced with preparing consolidated financial statements and proven background in driving forward business changes and improvements.



Closing date: 25th June 2024


Interview date: 3rd July 2024



To avoid disappointment please apply early, should we find a suitable candidate we will close the advert.


For more information about out benefits and working for the University please click here


How to apply


To apply please click on APPLY at the bottom of this page, you will be asked to submit a CV and along with a Supporting Statement that addresses how you meet the essential criteria. CVs alone will not be considered.



The University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff community and welcomes applications from currently under-represented sections of our workforce. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, guaranteeing an interview to everyone who meets the definition of disability set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the essential criteria contained within the person specification. 



Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your eligibility before applying for this position. Visit for more information. 



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