R220509 - Systems Accountant (2 posts)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime

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Finance Department
Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 17 August 2022
Interview Date:  Tuesday 06 September 2022
Reference:  R220509
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 August 2022

Aston University’s Finance team manage and support the financial processes that deliver the circa £195 million per annum income in a heavily regulated sector. These processes support delivery of outstanding graduate outcomes and equips business and communities with the skills for future success. Improvements to financial processes and more efficient, targeted Management Information are key as we seek to build a digital environment which meets the needs and expectations of Finances’ beneficiaries.

As part of this the Corporate Accounting team is looking for two System Accountants to support the Finance function and the wider University in realising the full benefits of the Agresso (Unit4 Business World) financial system. The applicant will be diligent and efficient - a team player with the ability and motivation to work well alone. They will need to have a hands-on approach and be able to cope with competing demands and short timescales, with excellent communication skills. 

Reporting into the Head of Corporate Accounting, this post is being recruited to increase the capacity of the established Systems team. The University has recently upgraded to Milestone 7 of Business World and has ambitious plans for development of the system and associated processes to improve user experience, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/ , recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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