Finance Assistant

De Montfort University - Finance

We have invested £136 million into developing our vision of the 'campus of the future' and now that vision has become a reality. This is part of our commitment to attract the brightest and best students, scholars and staff in the future, both nationally and internationally. The university consists of four faculties: Business and Law; Arts, Design and Humanities; Technology; and Health and Life Sciences.

It is home to more than 20,000 students who study more than 400 courses, more than 160 of which are professionally accredited.

Our students are supported by 2,700 staff, including some of the finest academics in British universities (we have the third highest number of National Teaching Fellows of any UK HEI), led by a management team determined to set the agenda in higher education.

Faculty / Directorate
The Finance Directorate is a central support department within the university. We are based within the John Whitehead Building and have approximately 80 staff. We also have staff based within faculties & directorates across campus. The Directorate is split into six teams; Finance Central, Financial Planning & Performance, Financial Reporting, Financial Services, Procurement and Taxation.

The Finance Assistant will assist the Project Finance function in the provision of accounting and reporting. The role will involve managing various projects and budgets and reporting their financial position to both internal and external stakeholders whilst complying with stringent audit standards.

This is a small, busy team responsible for month end reporting for the whole university.

Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will be a key member of DMU's busy Finance Team, reporting to the Projects Finance Manager. We are looking for an organised individual who is confident, has strong communication skills and is proficient in using Excel.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion prior to application, please contact Lyndsay Kirby, Project Accountant on 0116 257 8850 or email

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Midlands of England