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Financial Analysis & Costing Accountant

Requisition ID:  5258
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 

 

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

 

Salary: £41,526.00 - £44,045.00 

Closing Date: 26 October 2020


The role

 

To lead in all aspects of analysis activities including monthly/quarterly reporting from Business Warehouse and budget, forecast and five year plan compilation and consolidation.
To implement, maintain and promote Cost & Pricing/Transparency Review policies and procedures throughout the University.

 

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed via e-mail to Neil Bonnington (Neil.bonnington@newcastle.ac.uk), Deputy Director of Financial Performance

 

Please ensure you have uploaded a covering letter and a copy of your CV when applying for this vacancy.  Only applications submitted via the Newcastle University jobs website will be considered for shortlisting

 

Key Accountabilities

1. To act as technical lead for the budgeting, planning and forecasting process including maintenance of central planning system, coordinating financial planning cycle activities and leading process improvements in the area of financial planning.
2. To develop and produce the annual Transparency Review return for the University.
3. To take a lead role in the implementation of Costing & Pricing policies and procedures within the University.
4. To consolidate financial planning outputs to achieve a University-wide position and to produce budget/forecast pack for consideration and approval by University management and submission to external bodies principally HEFCE’s Annual Accountability returns.
5. To work with internal and external auditors to ensure Costing & Pricing systems comply with national guidelines, including the provision of benchmarking data.
6. To facilitate the development of SAP Business Warehouse as a standard University management information system and to enable continued production of accurate and relevant reporting and analysis of financial and allied data across the University.
7. To take a lead role in the implementation of project costing software to be used across the University to facilitate the costing of research bids by Principal Investigators and School Administrators.
8. To compile a suite of reports for senior management relating to Costing & Pricing and Transparency Review.
9. To lead production of standard suite of monthly and quarterly reports as well high quality analysis of financial and related data for management control, decision making and bench marking purposes.
10. To provide management accounting service leadership in respect of central strategic areas including financial planning, budget control and cost recovering, and reporting.
11. To lead Financial Analysis and Costing team in performing specialist tasks such as Investment Appraisal support, BW/BPS training, continuous process improvements and HESA’s Financial Statistics Returns (FSR).
12. To undertake any other duties of a relevant nature as required from time to time.

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Excellent organisational skills, staff management / leadership skills.
Experience of management accounting / reporting and budget consolidation
Excellent financial analysis and interpretive skills, with ability to grasp the detail, whilst retaining the ‘big picture’.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage and inform senior colleagues and external contacts.
Ability to maximise the use of IT based financial and related systems. 
Ability to lead, manage, develop and motivate a team.


Attributes and Behaviour

Excellent organisational skills, an ability to work to tight deadlines and on across several projects simultaneously

Experience of management accounting / reporting and budget consolidation

Excellent financial analysis and interpretive skills, an ability to deal with large volumes of data from various sources and grasp the detail, whilst retaining the ‘big picture’.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage and inform senior colleagues and external contacts.

Ability to maximise the use of IT based financial and related systems. 

Ability to lead, manage, develop and motivate a team.

 

Qualifications

Qualified CCAB accountant.
Continuous professional development, e.g. up to date knowledge of key management accounting techniques and business developments.

 

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

 

Requisition ID: 5258