Finance Officer (Operations)

Do you have significant finance experience and would like to be part of a busy and customer focused finance team? Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise and organise your work? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to support a Faculty producing world class teaching and research?
We are looking for a part qualified accountant/accounting technician or person with significant finance office experience to join the Faculty Finance Office (FFO) and provide financial support and advice across the Faculty of Environment as part of the Faculty Finance Operations team.
The main duties of the post will be wide ranging and will involve the costing and financial administration of studentships, restricted project accounts and CPD courses. It will also involve the review and release of expense claims and being a central contact point for complex queries. You will provide support to the faculty accountants with statutory returns, staff cost reviews, update of forecasts and planning and month end reporting.
You will have experience of monitoring actual income and expenditure against budget, preparing variance analysis and have excellent IT and analytical skills with a proven ability to use Microsoft Excel effectively. You will also possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work as a team player and to build positive working relationships with a wide range of people. Have an ability to work under pressure and multitask in a busy and varied finance environment.
This vacancy is within the Finance Service, but it is based in the Faculty Environment. However, should the business need arise, and after full consultation with you, you may be deployed elsewhere within Finance Service.
The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.
What we offer in return
26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that’s 42 days a year!
Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
And much more!
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Joanne Evans or Cindy Chapman
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Contract type: Ongoing

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Chief Finance Officer

12-07-2022Full Time