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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Management Accountant (Full-time,Fixed-term)

Salary: £28,098 – £33,518 per annum

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is a department of the University, providing accredited and non-credit-bearing courses for part time adult learners studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level for personal intellectual enrichment or professional development. The Institute receives annually approximately 10,000 applications for hundreds of courses delivered by the academic staff of ICE and others from the wider University and our panel of tutors. This role is central to the provision of high quality student services at ICE.

The Institute is a largely self-financed department of the University with an annual turnover of £9m in 2016/17 and reserves of around £10.9m. It operates a complex diverse divisional structure focusing on the provision of continuing education (4,300 enrolments in 2015/16) and a supporting programme of commercial operations requiring the role-holder to provide key strategic planning, advice, implementation of strategy and bespoke financial management reporting.

The role holder will support the Head of Finance by producing high level financial information, analysis and advice to aid the planning, implementation and management of departmental finances in order to ensure declared financial and business objectives comply with financial regulations. Specific focus is on Management Accounting Information to support budget holders and activities within ICE.

Working in a busy finance team the post holder will provide management information, work with budget holders in setting and analysing financial performance and support the Head of Finance during the Institute’s strategic planning cycle. The role holder will also act as a contact for financial queries and co-ordinate responses, working with the wider team and providing cover where necessary.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and hold a Financial/Accounting AAT (Professional Diploma) qualification. They will have advanced Microsoft Excel usage skills including the analysing and manipulation of data and the ability to present and communicate analysis to a range of colleagues at an operational and strategic level. The role holder must have a high level of accuracy in their work and be able to communicate effectively with a range of colleagues across the Institute.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2-years in the first instance.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Finance Manager Richard Stuckey ( any questions about the application process may be directed to:

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 10 June 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26 June 2018.