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Systems Accountant, Digital Technology and Innovation Services

Digital Technology and Innovation Services



  • Posted on: 30th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum
  • REF: REQ05420
  • Closes: 12th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, diligent, highly organised individual to the position of Systems Accountant. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a varied, team-based role within a dynamic and fast-paced environment. As part of the Commercial Applications team, you will play a leading role in the development and maintenance of the University’s corporate finance systems.

Duties of the Role

The Systems Accountant, experienced in Unit 4, will lead on system development, maintenance and reporting, as well as the integration of management information across all other business systems. A core part of the role will be to engage and communicate with the wider user community across the University to ensure that systems and services continuously develop and evolve to meet their business needs. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to lead development projects.

Skills and qualifications required

You will be a highly organised individual with extensive experience of working in a system accounting environment and a thorough understanding of core financial business processes together with excellent written and verbal communication skills. In addition, you will have the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritising effectively in order to meet deadlines whilst giving close attention to detail. You will also have an ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams and have experience of influencing people and agreeing priorities.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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