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Business Accounting Support Manager


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£27,704 per annum

Closing date

Thursday 22 April 2021

Contract type

Fixed term contract 10 months

Post type




About the role

We are looking to appoint a capable Assistant Management Accountant to join the Business Accounting Support Team on a 10-month Fixed Term contract. Reporting into the Business Accounting Support Manager the successful applicant will be part of a professional support team, taking a lead on non-pay reporting, forecasting, and budgeting, as well as providing pre and post award support and guidance for project activity, liaising with the business to ensure robust and effective financial project management.

Principal accountabilities

Business Support

  1. Initial preparation of non-pay for inclusion in management accounts, to include preparation and posting of accruals and prepayments as required.
  2. Provision of non-pay variance analysis and commentary for Business Accountants and Budget Managers.
  3. Support Business Accountants in preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  4. With assistance from Accounting Support roles, to provide project costings and pre-award guidance and advice.
  5. With assistance from Accounting Support roles, to set up awarded projects, monitor awarded projects, prepare claims and invoices when required, and provide project budget and forecast information.
  6. With assistance of Accounting Support roles, to provide budgetary control overview as requested by budget managers.
  7. Meeting with Budget and Project managers to ensure accurate and realistic financial positions are reflected in the ledgers and reports.
  8. Be conversant with the Business Planning approach to be applied to all activities and projects within areas of responsibility.
  9. Understand the profitability of different business segments and income streams.
  10. Analyse and report on business development progress, in particular to monitor and track benefits realisation.
  11. To develop ad-hoc analysis for Finance Department and budget managers, as required by the Business.

Line Management

  1. Line management and appraisal of designated level 4 colleagues, helping to direct work to support the business and to help staff develop their skill and knowledge base.
  2. Support for all Business Support team as needed.
  3. To play a supportive role in enhancing the levels of financial knowledge and financial management skills throughout the University, including assisting in the preparation and delivery of finance training.


  1. Seek and adopt best practice, maintain a high level of accuracy in all outputs and provide a flexible approach to delivering deadlines.
  2. Work with influence across the University by developing and sustaining relationships.
  3. Be fully aware of the health and safety responsibilities to you and your staff.
  4. Promote and exemplify the University’s values.
  5. Carry out any other duties or projects commensurate with the level and skills/qualifications of this role.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge and abilities

Business requirements

Desirable Criteria


Skills, knowledge and abilities


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

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Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

We recommend you take time to read the government guidance on individual eligibility requirements for sponsorship to check you will meet the criteria prior to applying. Skilled Worker visa: Your job - GOV.UK (

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