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We are currently recruiting for a Finance Assistant to join the department to support during their busy period.
The purpose of this role is to undertake a range of duties to support the Assistant Accountant and Project/Management Accountant in providing a full financial planning and reporting service to the Group.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
To undertake a wide range of finance tasks to support the delivery of a full financial planning and reporting service to the areas supported.
Prepare monthly management accounts reports (actual v budget and actual v forecast) for management, for review by the Accountant.
To provide a responsive service for day to day Finance queries from colleagues, investigating and resolving issues in a timely manner. Provide training/coaching on relevant Finance issues to colleagues as required.
Monitor staff salary accounts and report any variances to budget with analysis of the reasons for the variances to the Accountant. Support the staff recruitment process by reviewing all requests from area colleagues to fill vacant posts, providing the Accountant with the necessary information to support or not support the request.
Assist the Accountant in preparing timely Complete and accurate financial management information using required level of IT skills.
Maintenance of General ledger accounts, including requesting budget virements, raising and posting journal requests, coding queries, budget profiling, transactional coding, and balance sheet reconciliations.
To build up a good understanding of financial and management accounting processes and area requirements to be able to contribute to the accuracy of accounting and the compliance with University accounting policies and procedures.
Ensure all year-end tasks allocated by the Accountant are completed in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the year-end timetable.
Assisting with the production of estimates, revised estimates and forecasts to strict deadlines in accordance with best practice.
The ideal candidate will have gained relevant experience working within a Finance Team with demonstrable experience of general ledger work and a be proficient user of Excel
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