Accountancy Assistant Business Support
Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £25,742 to £28,759 per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months Closing Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2522923RR
Be a part of the University of Southampton, a founding member of the Russell Group and an institution which has an international reputation for research and is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities. It is among the top 20 in the UK and with over £500 million in research activity spread across a wide range of disciplines.
An exciting time for the University of Southampton, with a clear vision and goal to increase our research income and grow our global research reputation. Wanting to take this to the next step we are seeking to appoint a n Accountancy Assistant to work as part of a professional service team responsible for the research funding portfolio for the University.
The post will involve research finance and administration; following complex financial guidelines, costing applications, providing financial advice, setting up processes, reporting on activity, audit requirements, contracts, awards administration, communication with both internal and external stakeholders and working with applicants to maximise cost recovery.
You will be well organised, analytical with an eye for detail and capable of effectively managing a wide range of simultaneous projects/activities. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and can prioritise their work to meet deadlines in a highly deadline driven environment. Good communication, IT and customer service skills are essential to the role. This role will include hybrid working between Home and Highfield main campus.
We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people. We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud, and successful organisation. A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens up a wealth of possibilities for Southampton.
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University of Southampton
November 15, 2023
November 21, 2023
Business and Economics
About the employer
One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.
The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.
The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.
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