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Assistant Accountant

Posted 23 April by Page Personnel Finance Easy Apply Ended

As an Assistant Accountant, your primary responsibility will be to support Senior Staff, offering accountancy and general financial support for an exciting new project.

Client Details

We are delighted to be working with a new client in Southampton working in the Education industry. They are searching for an Assistant Accountant to join the team on a long-term contract (with a view to go permanent after Sept 2019) to provide accounting and financial support for an exciting new project.


As an Assistant Accountant, your responsibilties will include:

  • Administer and co-ordinate the financial and budgetary requirements of the project and other related contracts/grants.

    The support will include:

  • Providing financial assistance to Project Management by coordinating monthly income and expenditure review, leading on monthly research forecasting and production of research statements, input into business planning and year-end with regard to research.

  • Maintenance of projects in Agresso, including ensuring project milestones are accurate and up-to-date.

  • Raising invoices and producing interim and final expenditure statements, adhering to strict reporting deadlines.

  • Provide accounting support for programme administration for all relevant grants:

  • Preparation of monthly budgetary reports and financial statements, account balances and variances, and financial forecasting.
  • Producing costings, maintaining management information on applications and awards.
  • Regular reporting to the budget holder on expenditure against budget, including forecasting future spend, particularly salary commitments.
  • Regular reporting to an Accountant and and other Senior Staff on the grant portfolio.
  • Providing accounting support to the members of the Group, including research budgeting queries, procedures related to research funding, advice on appropriate procedures in given situations.
  • Responsible for ensuring the data integrity of the Research costing and pricing module in accounting software.
  • Responsible for ensuring general compliance monitoring for the group with Finance Regulations and providing guidance to the group as needed.
  • Provide non-research accounting support to research group members, including project costing and budgetary control reporting.

  • Any other duties as allocated by the line manager following consultation with the post holder.


To be successful in your application, you should have:

  • Experience working in an accounting role.
  • Financial Administration/Budget Monitoring experience.
  • Ability to accurately analyse and interpret complex quantitative and qualitative data, presenting summary information in a clear and concise format.
  • Candidates will be expected to be IT literate and should be competent in the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Able to plan and prioritise a range of one's own, and the team's, standard and non-standard work activities.
  • Able to positively influence the way a team works together.
  • *A shorter notice period will be more desirable, but not essential*

Job Offer

If you are successful, you should expect:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Benefits
  • Opportunity to go Permanent after long-term contract (Sept 2019).

Required skills

  • "Accounts" OR "Finance" OR "Budget" OR "University" OR "ACCA"

Reference: 34967979

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