Accounting Officer

Edge Hill University

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Location:  Ormskirk

£26,642 to £28,929
per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 June 2023
Reference:  EHA2458-0523

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an Accounting Officer to join the Accounts and Systems team who perform the key accounting functions for the business and manage and administrate the core systems of the Finance Department. You can expect to join a friendly, supportive, and vibrant team who are proud and passionate about the work that they deliver.

You will often serve as the first point of contact for queries coming into the Accounts team and will be adept at forming good working relationships with our internal customers. You will be responsible for managing Insurance for the University and would be a key contributor to monthly and annual processes such as VAT and Corporation Tax return preparation, as well as monthly accounting work and administrating the corporate card process.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact: Michael Sprigg, Head of Accounts & Systems at [email protected]  

About You

As Accounting Officer, you will:

  • Be a skilled administrator with administrative experience, high computer literacy and great attention to detail.
  • Be a proactive approach to work with great skills in process improvement.
  • Perform core accounts functions such as raising journals and answering accounting queries.
  • Manage the insurance and the corporate card system for the University.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 36 days annual leave per annum, (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.
  • A wide range of development programmes to enhance your career.
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 17.8%

For more information on Rewards and Benefits, click here.

About Us 

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Univjobs.

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