Financial Accountant

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£40,290 - £43,796
31 Aug 2017
01 Oct 2017
Job Function
Financial Accountant
Full Time
Contract Type

Financial Accountant, Kensington, West London

Your new company – The Royal College of Art is the world’s top ranking university for art and design, based in three sites, South Kensington, Battersea and White City, the College will have around 2,100 students in 2017/18 registered for MA, MPhil and PHD Degrees. The College has more than 400 permanent academic, technical and administration staff on site. By joining the Royal College of Art you will be working within a highly prestigious organisation with ambitious plans for the future.

Your new role – The position of Financial Accountant is a key post for the Royal College of Art. Reporting to the Head of Financial Accounting you will be an expert within the College regarding technical accounting and financial compliance matters. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring best practice in terms of complying with all current accounting and legal reporting obligations.
  • Supporting the Head of Financial Accounting in the production of key statutory/legal accounting reports, including the year-end financial statements
  • Ensuring that key financial controls are operating effectively.
  • Supporting the Head of Financial Accounting when dealing with auditors (both internal and external) and other third party stakeholders.

You will have the opportunity to manage a Finance Assistant and will be responsible for their future development. Working effectively with the Head of Financial Accounting will also be essential with view to continually improving systems and the timeliness of the production of information. There are also various key projects to become involved in, for example, implementing a new fixed asset module.  

What you'll need to succeed – The successful applicant will have experience of working in finance, have excellent attention to detail and be used to working to tight deadlines. Ideally you will be studying towards AAT or another accounting qualification and will be committed to developing your skills. You must have strong IT skills and have good working knowledge of word and excel. Experience of Agresso would be beneficial but not essential. Given the broad nature of the role you should be flexible and have the agility to move between different tasks. You must also be confident dealing with people at all levels and have excellent communication skills.

What you'll get in return – The role is offering a full time salary of £39,659 - £43,107 per annum, plus excellent benefits. You will be working for a world renowned organisation with the opportunity to shape the future of the role. The organisation provides excellent training and progression opportunities and you will be led by an experienced manager.

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