University of Bath, Financial Accountant

Starting from £40,792, rising to £48,677
18 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type

Financial Accountant: Department: Finance & Procurement: Grade 8

This is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant looking to expand their management and leadership skills to join the Finance and Procurement Office team as a Financial Accountant with responsibility for, amongst other things, leading the University’s Payroll and Pensions function.

This team is responsible for the compliant processing of payments to all University staff, statutory bodies and pension schemes, along with several related organisations. You will lead and develop the team, in addition you will need to build positive relationships across the University.  You will have responsibility for the development of improved processes and functionality supporting the HR and Payroll function. Pension matters have an increasingly higher profile and advising management and members of changes in the way they operate is important part of this role. Finally, you will be part of the team preparing financial and management statements for the University. 

This represents an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their career at the University.

The University is keen to attract the very best candidate and would consider altering duties of the role for somebody who wished to work less than 5 days per week on a pro rata basis.

In return the University offers a competitive salary and membership of the USS pension scheme, 31 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays), and access to a wide range of employee benefits.

We offer a full range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, campus facilities and services to support staff from all genders and different backgrounds. For more information about our flexible working please visit:

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Simon Fenne, Deputy Director of Finance ([email protected]) however, please ensure that all applications are submitted via the University website.

Closing date: Thursday 28 March 2019.

Interview date: Friday 05 April 2019.

Please click the 'Apply' button to make your application.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.