Senior Financial Accountant
Rutherford Cross
Published
June 7, 2019
Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Interim  
Region
Scotland:, - Edinburgh, England:
Sector
Industry and Commerce
Specialism
Temporary, Contract and Interim

Description

The opportunity has arisen for a Senior Financial Accountant to join The University of Edinburgh’s Finance Team for a period of 18 months, to cover an internal secondment.

Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Managing, overseeing and maintaining the University group accounting policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining and enhancing the University Group financial control environment;
  • Coordinating the delivery of the University Group annual financial statements, statutory returns and other formal papers and returns to various University committees and external stakeholders;
  • Planning, coordinating and delivering the annual external audits of the University Group following the accounting framework set by the Higher Education Statement of Recommended Practice and US GAAP;
  • Managing and developing the staff in the following sub-teams of FIRST:
    • Financial Control & Subsidiaries;
    • Investments & Endowments;
    • Statutory Reporting, Audit & Policy;
    • Capital Accounting.
  • Working with the Finance Transformation Project to deliver strategic changes to systems and processes.

 

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be a professionally qualified accountant with experience of managing and developing an accounting team. The position requires a strong people manager who is a team player with excellent planning, organisational and technical financial management skills.

  • will be a CCAB professionally qualified accountant with a minimum of five years post qualified experience and a track record of leading a high-performance finance team;
  • will be team player with excellent planning, organisational and technical financial management skills;
  • will have proven ability to demonstrate empathy, engagement and influence with a diverse range of colleagues in financial and non-financial roles including leading engagement with Director of Finance and University leadership
  • will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues across the University Group
  • will have demonstrated the skills required to lead, manage and embed change in complex organisations;
  • Prior HEI experience is desirable, but not an essential requirement.

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