Assistant Business Accountant

Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

Finance and Performance are seeking a motivated, proactive individual to join the Assistant Business Accountants team on a permanent basis.

The post holder will support the Business Accountants working in partnership with Faculties and Professional Services, providing support and advice as appropriate to retain focus on value for money, wider issues and enable achievement of the targets in the BU Strategic Plan.

Experience preparing and monitoring budgets and the ability to use complex spreadsheets and reporting systems is essential.  You will also demonstrate ability to undertake reconciliation of large datasets such as staff establishments and student accommodation income.

In addition, the post holder will produce monthly management accounts highlighting key variances, support preparation of the annual revenue budgets for the designated Faculties/Professional Services and regularly monitor and comment on the forecast for the year end outturn.

This position does not meet the eligibility requirements for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route within the UK Visa and Immigration service’s Points Based System .  Therefore, BU will not be able to sponsor individuals who require permission to work to carry out this position.  

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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