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Working hours:This is a permanent post, with the possibility for this to be full time (37 hours a week)
Salary:The starting salary for this post will be based on a full time salary of £37,571 per annum.
Opening date:Wednesday 6 November 2019
Closing date:10:00am on Monday 25 November 2019

Thank you for your interest in this post at WQE.

We believe that this is a particularly exciting time to be joining us, offering a real opportunity to make a difference in this thriving and vibrant Sixth Form College.  We strive for excellence in all aspects of our work with students; their academic and wider achievements, their learning experiences, the support they receive in their academic progress, their learning environment and their wider experience of College life.  The College operates in a number of buildings across two closely located campuses, the larger campus next to the University of Leicester on University Road and a smaller campus at Regent Road.

The College’s annual turnover is in the region of £16 million per year and the College considers its financial health and financial controls to be very strong.  The College operates an electronic document management system so order processing, invoice approval and most payments take place electronically.  The College uses the Resource 32000 accounts system and Cintra IQ as its integrated HR and payroll system and makes extensive use of Word and Excel.

The College has a set of Financial Procedures and Regulations which govern all aspects of the College’s financial dealings and the work of the Finance Department is subject to external audit each year.

The Finance team comprises the College Accountant, a Finance and Payroll Officer and two Finance Assistants. The key accountabilities of the Finance Team include the financial planning processes for the College, regular financial reporting, payroll and pension matters, management of cash balances and oversight and advice in relation to the College’s procurement activities.  The successful applicant will be responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the College’s financial management and has oversight of the College’s monthly payroll and pension returns.  In addition the College Accountant is responsible for the College’s banking, VAT and other taxation arrangements and the external audit and assurance reviews.

The College Accountant will be a member of the College’s Support and Business Services Leadership team and will work closely with other colleagues to support the provision of outstanding facilities for students, staff and visitors.

The successful applicant will have an accountancy qualification and substantial experience of working within a finance environment, the ability to work in a friendly and professional manner and strong planning, organisational and communication skills.  This post will be based at the University Road Campus, although there may be occasions where the successful candidate will work from the Regent Road campus.

This is a permanent post, with the possibility for this to be full time (37 hours a week), or 0.8 FTE (30 hours per week) to commence soon as possible.  The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff pay scale 46-49.  The starting salary for this post will be based on a full time salary of £37,571 per annum.  A defined benefit pension scheme is also offered as part of the remuneration package for this appointment.


If you wish to apply for this post please return the completed application form including the personal details and equality and diversity monitoring forms.

Please do not submit a separate CV.   Only information on the application form will be used in the selection process.

Completed applications must be returned by 10.00am on Monday 25 November 2019.  Interviews for successful candidates will be held on Wednesday 11 December 2019.  Short-listed applicants may be contacted via telephone, and therefore it is essential that appropriate contact numbers are included within the application.

If you have not received further communication from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Application Form

Equality & Diversity Form

Personal Details Form

Applicant Information – College Accountant

Job Description College Accountant 2019

Privacy Policy Job Applicant

WQE Introduction

Please return all completed applications to:

HR Department, WQE and Regent College Group, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RJ or via e-mail at

WQE is an Equal Opportunities Employer

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Finally, I would like to thank you again for your interest in this post and I hope that we may hear from you in due course.

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