About the Job and department
This is a pivotal role acting as a business analyst, providing senior clerical accounting support to Finance Managers who act as Finance Business Partners to divisions within Warwick Medical School. Reporting to a Finance Manager, the successful candidate will lead on and be responsible for school wide salary forecasting, feeding into quarterly reporting and financial planning and liaising with NHS Trusts and organisations, implementing recharges. The post holder is responsible for preparing management information for Departmental Administrators to include investigating and analysing budgets and variances, and estimating financial data to provide accurate forecasting. The postholder will maintain accounting standards through monitoring funded activity by accurate matching of income and expenditure, resolving discrepancies and correcting errors.
Being located in Warwick Medical School supports positive working relationships with academic colleagues, allows for a better understanding of challenges and enables swift, efficient support. There are regular department-wide activities and events which allow knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking.
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
Holding professional qualifications such as the Association of Accounting Technician qualification (AAT) or Part 1 CIMA (or equivalent), the successful candidate will use their up-to-date knowledge of accounting and reporting standards and have substantial experience required of book-keeping, such as sales or purchase ledger processing or financial clerical support.
The postholder will have experience of working with an accounting package in a complex environment alongside their excellent IT skills and competency with excel. They will have the ability to confidently respond to queries from non-financial colleagues to explain accounting concepts, supporting them in coming to a positive conclusion.
The appointed candidate will be required to work from the University of Warwick campus for a minimum of three set days per week on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The hybrid working model could be subject to change.
For more detailed information about the requirements and to support a successful application, please download the Job Description and Person specification here.
About the University of Warwick
Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. The University has nearly 29,000 students and over 7,000 staff. As well as academic excellence, the University is commercially focussed, providing an interesting and varied workload for colleagues in the finance team.
What will you get in return?
You will receive 26 days of paid annual leave plus four customary shut down days over Christmas, and eight statutory bank holidays. As well as a very competitive pension scheme by the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) with employer contributions of 21.6%, you will also receive –
- Access to online and in person training courses ran by the University.
- Free eye care vouchers and preferred rates for a dental plan.
- Discounted travel.
- Discounts at Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick Sport Membership and discounted rates when booking a hotel or meeting room via Warwick Conferences.
- Enrolment onto the Employee Assistance Programme, a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7.
- Eligibility for a TOTUM card which provides savings at restaurants, cinemas and a tastecard for free.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word Document format below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org This is your opportunity to showcase how your skills and experience match the person specification and your desire for working in this team at the University of Warwick.
Please ensure you include the following in your CV; full education history and reasons for leaving previous roles, explaining any gaps in work history.
We are committed to supporting career progression. We will therefore consider applicants who do not yet meet all essential requirements alongside the scope for training and development on a role-by-role basis.