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  • Ref no: RGU02936
  • Published: 6/1/2020
  • Closes: 17/1/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £25,217.00 - £27,511.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 15 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

A knowledgeable and team focused financial professional, you will provide general accounting and administrative support to the accountants in the financial and management reporting sections. In addition to this, you will support the university's 13 schools and assist several on-site support departments.

Educated to HND level in an accountancy based subject. You will have experience of working in the financial or management accounts sections of a busy finance department. It is essential that you have working knowledge of the use of Excel and Windows based financial software.  Previous experience within a Higher Education or a public sector environment would be advantageous but not essential.

We're in the business of changing lives - developing students into highly employable graduates.  Be part of their amazing journey by joining our 1500 colleagues who already enjoy the vibrant community, richly rewarding work, competitive pay and lifestyle afforded by the generous 38 days annual holiday allowance (including statutory holidays) pro rata'd.

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

Applicants for this position will work 15 hours over Mondays and Tuesdays.

Closing Date: 17th January 2020.


RESPONSBIBLE TO: Financial & Management Reporting Section Accountants

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE POST: To provide general accounting and administrative support to the Accountants in the Financial & Management Reporting section and to provide general financial support to Schools and Departments

Calculation of monthly accruals and prepayments
Calculation of monthly deferred and accrued income
Assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts pack
Assist in preparation of Statutory Accounts packs for University and Subsidiary Companies
Assist with quarterly financial reviews
Set up financial records for research and commercial projects
Liaise with schools/departments to ensure the effective administration of all project related activity
Check invoice requests to project paperwork and organise to be signed off and processed
Process monthly overhead and cost recovery journals
Clearance of suspense accounts on a monthly basis
Assist with budget preparation and monitoring
Collate and input to financial system and reconciliation of annual budget and forecasts

Other Duties:
Deal with day to day financial enquiries from schools and departments
Maintain general ledger coding
Undertake any other relevant duties which are consistent with the job purpose



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

HND in an Accounting-based subject and/or the relevant accounting experience


Must be competent in the use of spreadsheets (Excel) and windows based financial software

Confident professional approach, respecting the confidential nature of data


Relevant experience working in the financial or management accounts sections of a busy finance department


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Degree in Accounting-based subject


Use of Cedar
Financial and management accounts experience in Higher Education or other public sector environment

The Individual

Behaviour 1: Communication
Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Service Delivery
Experience of giving customers a positive and satisfactory service, by providing accurate and up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work

Behaviour 3: Decision Making
Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

Behaviour 4: Analysis and Research
Experience of identifying and using a range of sources to produces reports that combine different types of data

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