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Senior Management Accountant


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £43,413 to £58,284 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 06 October 2022
Reference:  066422


The University's ethos is based upon a belief in our ability to make a difference to the world – to have a positive impact through our free-thinking and hard work.

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve – shaping ourselves into one of the best universities, which we will achieve through the talents and endeavour of our employees. Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.

With students and Research at the heart of everything we do, the Finance Department is an exciting and collaborative department continuously evolving to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers, to support and enable the University to achieve its bold vision.

The role

A member of the Financial Planning and Analysis team, the role of Senior Management Accountant will provide University wide management accounting information including accurate forecasting, analysis, reporting and budgeting which will be used to inform fact-based decision making that will directly impact the University’s financial sustainability.

The post holder will provide professional input on all financial and related issues within their assigned business area. The post holder will contribute to the development of the strategy for their area in line with the wider University strategy, recognising that this will directly impact the University’s financial sustainability.

To find out more please see the job purpose role.

What you’ll need to succeed

Degree, HND, NVQ 4 qualified or equivalent in relevant subject/relevant formal training, plus several years' experience in similar or related roles. Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)


Extensive vocational and relevant management experience demonstrating management ability in an appropriate professional or specialist area, and success in similar or related roles, supported by evidence of significant appropriate specialist knowledge. Technically competent with knowledge of systems, working practices, processes, and procedures relevant to the role. You will also have a proven ability to build excellent working relationships and partnerships within business areas.


The successful candidate can expect to receive in addition to a competitive salary:

 · 25 days holiday plus seven additional days: three days at Easter, three days at Christmas, plus one additional discretionary day.

 · Opportunity to join an occupational pension scheme.

 · Excellent training and development opportunities.

 · A healthy work-life balance and where possible we support flexible methods of working. · Access to Surrey Sports Park membership, which offers a range of classes, first-class gym, Olympic-sized swimming pool, climbing wall, tennis and squash courts.

 · Access to a cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for bus and train travel and car parking permits for staff (eligibility criteria apply).

 Further details:

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Interview dates :  Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th October 2022

Please ensure that you upload a CV when submitting your online application.

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For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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