Are you a fully qualified accountant? Do you have experience of budgeting and monitoring complex activities?
Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick are seeking to recruit a Management Accountant to join its expanding finance team. The successful candidate will provide management information for the financial planning and monitoring of project activists and to provide related advice and guidance. In addition, you will assist with the management of financial processes.
You should possess financial management experience preferably including some experience in the public/ not for profit sector. Excellent command of financial software applications and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel spreadsheets is also essential, as is the ability to explain accounts to non-financial staff as you work closely with them in the development of research grant applications.
In return, we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
As part of the project’s planning and reporting cycles and internal financial management, you will work closely with Budget Holders to contribute to the production of detailed budgets and reporting for the project’s activities along with the preparation and oversight of budgets for centralised project activities including IT, Marketing, Workshops and Facilities.
The appointee will prepare detailed quarterly and year-end monitoring statements for projects, update out-turn forecasts and ensure that all variances from forecast are discussed with budget holders and fully analysed.
You will act as an advisor on financial matters for project budget holders, including attending meetings to discuss and influence performance, advising on applying Financial Regulations, training Budget Holders and disseminating financial management best practice along with providing advise to the Head of Financial Operations of any major emergent issues.
The postholder will contribute to the financial planning and control of project activities by:
- Preparing the costing element of the project proposals to ensure accuracy and applicability and to maximise the financial return;
- Maintaining and improving systems for recording and monitoring financial activities to enable revenue, costs, overheads and individual staff funding to be accurately forecast throughout the planning cycle. Ensure that funding statements are kept up to date at all times and that regular meetings are held with all relevant stakeholders;
- Provide professional advice to ensure the correct procedures and processes are followed in relation to the overall administration of the activity;
This appointment is dependent upon part funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the project Product Innovation Accelerator (PIA), Project Number 06R15P00179 and will be subject to the the continuation of both the availability of funding and the project.