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Financial Accounting Manager

Employer
University of the Arts London
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£47,120.00 - £56,771.00 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Education / university
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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With an income for the University approaching £400m and growing, financial reporting obligations both in the UK and the US, and an ambitious 10-year strategy, this role presents excellent potential for growth for a qualified accountant. 

As part of UAL’s new strategy, the University aims to double student numbers over the next 10 years. The Financial Accounting Manager will play a key role in supporting the finance department as the University strives towards its strategic goals. The role will balance evolving financial reporting and compliance duties, with ensuring the University’s financial accounting processes are fit for the decade ahead of us.

This is a varied and exciting role and will entail producing timely, relevant, and reliable financial and management information, and developing and monitoring financial procedures to satisfy the mandatory reporting requirements for internal and external stakeholders, including the Office for Students, The US Department of Education, and HMRC. You will also have the opportunity to further your career potential, taking responsibility for supporting our Responsible Investment Group which sits at the core of the University’s social purpose and sustainability agenda.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the University’s Consolidated financial statements and liaising with auditors
  • Leading the year end, quarter end and month end programmes of work and liaising with finance staff across the University to ensure timetables and processes are followed and adjustments are made
  • Providing oversight and guidance over technical accounting practices and procedures, keeping abreast of changing accounting guidance and standards and assisting with the application of these
  • Managing the University’s corporation tax position (no previous experience necessary)
  • Improving and developing processes and procedures and driving efficiency
  • Supporting the Responsible Investment Group and reporting on the responsible investment of the University’s endowed funds 

Why choose us? 

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

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Your proven excellent technical accounting knowledge of UK financial reporting standards, tax frameworks may come from any sector, including, higher education, charity, public, accountancy practice, or commercial organisation. We value the diversity of experience our staff bring with them, and the finance team comprises of talented individuals from a broad range of professional sectors.

In addition to your technical knowledge, you will be adept in working in a fast paced and changing environment, working effectively with auditors, advisors, and other internal and external stakeholders.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 24 June 2022 at 17:00.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

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