Assistant Accountant

The University of Southampton

Business Support


Highfield Campus


£29,605 to £33,966
Pro rata per annum

Part Time Permanent

Closing Date:  

Monday 23 October 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



Assistant Accountant – Finance Department 

The Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences finance team are seeking to appoint a part time (0.6 FTE) Assistant Accountant to work as part of a professional team responsible for all aspects of faculty finance. Ideally we are looking to recruit someone who can work the hours over a 5 day period.

The position will suit someone with proven finance experience who can use their existing knowledge of finance administration and budget monitoring to support a wide variety of staff and activities. It is essential that you have excellent customer service skills, together with a pro-active approach in supporting staff and students.

We are looking for exceptional people who are flexible, responsive and highly motivated, with previous relevant work experience. You must be analytical and skilled at planning and organising and able to prioritise your own workload within a dynamic and complex environment.

The prime responsibility of the post will be to provide financial advice and support to Academic Staff on research and other funded awards.  The post holder will work within a team with specific responsibility for one school within the Faculty. Responsibilities will include the provision of financial reports, the interpretation there of and advise accordingly; act as an approver for procurement of goods and services whilst promoting value for money and best practice; invoicing and other accounting transactions as required, including. You will also be required to answer budget enquiries, communicate with funders and advise on the use of appropriate procedures in given situations.

You should be well organised, analytical and self-motivated, a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills. You should be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as comfortable working with financial systems (specific training will be provided). It would be an advantage to be working towards a professional accountancy qualification, support for which is available on a competitive basis.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work.  Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud and successful organisation.  A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.  

The University also offers many other benefits:

    Competitive Salary

    Pension Scheme

    Holidays including extra 8 days during the year

    Discounted access to on campus sports, arts, and culture facilities

    Wide range of discounts from national and international shops and services

Further details:

We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who supports our mission of inclusivity.

Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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