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Financial Accountant

Salary range: 
£30,395 - £34,189 pro rata per annum

Required part-time (22.2 hpw), fixed term for nine months to cover maternity leave.

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. The post holder will be located at the Ipswich Campus.

The role will report to the Head of Financial Operations and work areas include month-end bank and balance sheet reconciliations, quarterly VAT returns, monthly cash-flow monitoring, due diligence checks, preparation of annual financial statements and other statutory regulatory returns.

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 informal enquiries about the position please contact Annabel Munson, Head of Finance by emailing

Interview date: Monday 17th December 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. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  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

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