The Royal College of Art is the world's top ranking university for art and design, based in three sites, South Kensington, Battersea and White City, the College will have around 2,100 students in 2017/18 registered for MA, MPhil and PHD Degrees. The College has more than 400 permanent academic, technical and administration staff on site. By joining the Royal College of Art you will be working within a highly prestigious organisation with ambitious plans for the future. The position of Financial Accountant is a key post for the Royal College of Art. Reporting to the Head of Financial Accounting you will be an expert within the College regarding technical accounting and financial compliance matters. Key responsibilities will include: * Ensuring best practice in terms of complying with all current accounting and legal reporting obligations. * Supporting the Head of Financial Accounting in the production of key statutory/legal accounting reports, including the year-end financial statements * Ensuring that key financial controls are operating effectively. * Supporting the Head of Financial Accounting when dealing with auditors (both internal and external) and other third party stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to manage a Finance Assistant and will be responsible for their future development. Working effectively with the Head of Financial Accounting will also be essential with view to continually improving systems and the timeliness of the production of information. There are also various key projects to become involved in, for example, implementing a new fixed asset module. The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant or finalist with a proven track record of technical financial reporting. You will have had responsibility for monthly reporting, including all of the relevant reconciliations and will have at the very least assisted with end of year financial statements. Experience of setting objectives for other team members would be beneficial and most importantly you will be able to provide evidence of being able to work effectively in a changing and challenging environment. Key Dates: Closing date for applications: Monday 18 September 2017 Interviews will take place: Wednesday Royal College of Art is an Equal Opportunities employer we welcome applications from all sections of the community.