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Assistant Financial Accountant

Financial Services

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £31,502 to £36,333 Per Annum Permanent Full Time
Release Date:  Monday 15 May 2023
Closing Date:   Sunday 11 June 2023
Reference:  FS109-23

About the role 

The Assistant Financial Accountant will work with the Senior Financial Accountant to ensure all income and expenditure is accounted for accurately in accordance with Financial Regulations, University Policies, HM Revenue and Customs and conditions set by funding authorities. Completion of statutory returns in accordance with agreed deadline including all University and subsidiary VAT and Corporation Tax returns. 

Ideally, but not essential, you must have or be studying for an accounting professional qualification – AAT/ACCA/CIMA/FCA. You will be highly numerate and proficient in standard software packages, particularly Excel. You must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail and achieving high levels of accuracy.

Main Responsibilities 

As the deputy to the Senior Financial Accountant, the roles main responsibilities are:

  • Administering, maintaining and reconciling the Fixed Assets register, processing fixed asset additions, disposals and running depreciation.   
  • Receiving and checking payroll data from the payroll team ensuring correct accounting treatment of payment types. 
  • Investigating, resolving and referring discrepancies as appropriate and prepare payment analysis to HM Revenue, Department of Social Security, and Department for Education, Staffordshire County Council and Teachers Pension. 
  • Administering the University’s banking arrangements including investments and loans, keeping all files, including signatory lists and other administrative details up to date. 
  • Reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts while supporting the year-end closedown of accounts, providing clear working papers and assistance with audit queries.  
  • Undertaking regular bank reconciliations including ensuring all transactions are accurately identified and allocated in a timely manner. 
  • Assisting with the accounting activities of companies and funds associated with Staffordshire University subsidiaries. 
  • Preparing and filing all University and subsidiary corporation tax and VAT returns. 
  • Maintenance of contracts/operating and finance lease registers and undertake regular checks to ensure correct accounting treatment. 
  • Assisting with the administration of University’s insurance claims and processes. 

Contact For Informal Discussion

Davina Infanti (

Who is Staffordshire University? 

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in delivering excellent higher education. Our main Stoke-on-Trent campus is located in the heart of the UK, with Centres of Excellence located in the towns of Stafford and Shrewsbury.

After a highly successful year in 2019, which included entering THE World University rankings for the first time, securing TEF Gold, and climbing in all the league tables, our University has constantly expanded its physical presence through new and industry-leading building developments and facilities. Looking towards our 2030 strategy, we are now transforming specific business processes to improve the student experience and integrate a wider feeling of inclusion and safety for our on-campus community.

Rewards and Benefits

In return for your dedication we have a competitive benefits package available

•    Competitive incremental rates of Pay
•    32 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
•    Excellent Pension Scheme
•    Access to continued professional and personal development
•    An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
•    Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
•    Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
•    Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible

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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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