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Assistant Studentships Management Accountant job with UNIVERSITY OF SURREY | 337151

Assistant Studentships Management Accountant job with UNIVERSITY OF SURREY |  337151


Location: Guildford

Salary: £29,762 to £34,314 per annum
Fixed Term for 12 months

Post Type: full time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 02 May 2023

Reference: 018723

The University of Surrey Finance Department is currently seeking an Assistant Studentships Management Accountant, on a fixed term contract, to join our Studentships Team.

About us

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success.

The University currently funds c. 750 PGR students, with funding varying between Research Council grants, industry funding and internal University funding. The post-holder will work with the Studentship Management Accountant to ensure that an excellent service is provided to our funded students, external funders and our internal teams within the faculties and Doctoral College.

What are we looking for?

This is a great opportunity for a Finance Professional looking for a new challenge within the Higher-Education Sector.

The post-holder will be expected to work effectively alongside and report directly to the Studentship Management Accountant.

What will the role include?

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Allocation of funds to PGR students
  • Accurate recording of all transactions using the University Finance System (Agresso)
  • Prepare and provide accurate management information to help assist with the most cost-effective use of funding.
  • Prepare and provide accurate management information to help support Faculties and Doctoral College with financial planning and forecasting
  • Work effectively alongside Studentships Management Accountant to ensure the service provision to PGR students, the Doctoral College and the Faculties is maintained
  • Ensuring students are paid the correct amount of stipend, regularly and on time
  • Answering student/staff queries
  • Ensuring funds are received from a range of funders including, research councils, industry contacts, charities etc.
  • Reporting to all funders on spend
  • Monthly income release,
  • Monthly accrual journals,
  • Providing updates on spending and remaining budgets to individual students
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and producing forecasting reports.
  • In addition to the tasks above the team are driving the conversations around change-improvements to the process and systems, getting the involvement of all interested parties, including faculties, registry, doctoral college, and IT systems.

Further detail on all elements on the role can be found on the full Job Description.

Further details: Job description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive Family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.


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