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Financial Accountant

Salary range: 
£29,799 - £33,518 per annum

The University of Suffolk is seeking an experienced and self-motivated fully professionally qualified accountant to provide management support in all aspects of financial accounting. This is a full-time fixed term contract position for one year to cover maternity leave absence. The post holder will be located at the Ipswich Campus and will be responsible for the day to day line management of 3 staff in the Finance Team.

The role will report to the Head of Financial Operations and work areas include management of the University's accounts receivable function including credit control, student bursary administration, administration of the finance system, and assistance with the preparation of annual financial statements and other statutory and regulatory returns. The role includes a student facing element and so customer service level provided by the team is of high importance.

Applicants will need to possess knowledge of a financial accounting function and be able to demonstrate excellent IT skills. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, and have strong organisational skills with a proven track record of meeting deadlines. A good understanding of the higher education environment would be an advantage.

For an informal chat about the position please contact the Head of Financial Operations Claire Hughes on 01473 338354 or email

Interview date: 30th April or the 1st May 2018

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce.

As a Top 30 Employer for Working Families 2016 and 2017 we consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

EITHER return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title in the email subject heading
OR by post to:

The Human Resource Team
University of Suffolk
Waterfront Building
Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ

If you would like to request support or ask questions about any of our vacancies, or us as an employer, please contact us via the email above or by telephoning 01473 338351.

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