Job reference: SAE-024671
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials
Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week
Closing date: 21/02/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent
School/Directorate: FSE Research Institutes

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Finance Directorate at the University of Manchester for a Management Accountant to support the Research Institutes and Faculty Office within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. 

The Management Accountant plays a crucial role in the success of the Institutes and responsibilities include monthly management accounts, annual budgeting and financial planning and forecasting.  As one of the key finance business partners to the Heads of Operations you will work closely with other faculty finance colleagues to provide a comprehensive level of support.  As part of that team you will also provide support to the Head of Institute Finance and the Faculty Consolidation Accountant. 

Essential Skills:

  • Possess a recognised CCAB professional accountancy qualification or equivalent. CCAB Finalists and exceptional candidates qualified by experience and with significant sector experience will also be considered.
  • Significant experience of working in an accounts preparation role with strong analytical skills to enable the production of meaningful financial reporting
  • Strong Excel Skills
  • Experience in the management and development of staff
  • Finance experience working within a large, complex organisation with the ability to work collaboratively and proactively across organisational boundaries.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workloads effectively and apply efficient timekeeping

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working as a Business Partner

What can you expect in return

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

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Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Kerry Thornhill, Head of Institute Finance, FSE Research Institutes  


General enquiries:


Technical support:

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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