Corporate Finance Accountant

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research and discovery. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among our current and former staff and students, and as part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, we have a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom to giving the world graphene. ​​​​​​​

We’re committed to world-class research, an outstanding student experience and social responsibility in everything we do. When you join our university, you become part of a truly diverse and international community of staff and students all focused on ensuring we are recognised globally for the benefits we bring to society.

The University of Manchester is looking for a Corporate Finance Accountant. The post holder will report to the Head of Corporate Finance to provide accounting, financial modelling and reporting services in relation to University special projects, investment and funding activities and further restructuring of the University’s endowments.  This role will also support the Head of Corporate Finance with monitoring the University’s endowments and the endowment investment portfolio.  This will include monitoring and reporting on investment performance, liaising with investment consultants, managers and custodians in order to process investment-related transactions, providing reporting to the University’s Investment Sub Committee and preparing related financial statement disclosures for investments and endowments.

Please see the job description for details on the main duties of the role and the essential criteria we are looking for in a candidate.

The position is available from March 2023 and will be offered on a permanent basis.

  • In order to shortlist for the post we need to see information about how you meet the essential and (if relevant) the desirable criteria.  A CV is not always sufficient to show this.  We suggest that you use the personal statement section of the job application to give us a brief explanation of how you feel you meet the criteria.  Examples could be taken from your current or previous jobs, any voluntary work you have undertaken or any experiences gained from study. 
  • Shortlisting should take place within 4 weeks of the closing date.  Due to volume of enquiries we cannot give feedback on each unsuccessful application.
  • Interviews may be conducted online or in person. If you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted with the date and with sufficient notice to make arrangements to attend an interview. All interviews are conducted by a panel, and all members have received the university’s recruitment and selection training which covers equality and diversity issues in full.
  • After the interview you will be contacted as soon as possible, by either phone or email, to inform you whether or not you have been successful. We can provide feedback, if requested, following an interview.
  • As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

    Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

    Blended working arrangements may be considered.

    Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

    Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

    Name: Gemma Mossop

    Email: [email protected]  ​​​​​​​

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    This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

    Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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