Finance Data Assistant (10 month Fixed Term Contract)

TES Global
Central London, UK
13 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
THE Word University Insights Ltd publish the Times Higher Education magazine and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Times Higher Education is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world. As the company behind the world's most influential university rankings, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education, we have unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance globally. Our data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the world's most prestigious universities to help them achieve their strategic goals.

We succeed by working together, collaborating across teams and global locations. We're excited about the future. We embrace new ideas, innovative ways of working and open technologies so that we can help every educator in the world to raise global teaching standards.

We are diverse, we come from different backgrounds and different countries. We are data scientists, journalists, designers, sales people, events managers, software engineers and more. Together, we are socially engaged and united by our passion to support academics, universities and students.

We're committed to providing an inclusive and engaging workplace where everyone's contribution is valued. We believe that a diverse organisation makes us stronger. If you share our vision and would like to join our team, please see our latest job opportunities.

Key Tasks and responsibilities

THE are looking for a Finance Data Assistant to retrieve and carry out quality assurance procedures on financial data from University Annual Reports that will form our finance data product.

Reporting into the Data Operations Manager, you will be responsible for reporting on testing, retrieving and validating data lifted from financial statements.

Please be aware that the closing date for applications is the 25th September 2019

Key role responsibilities:

The Finance Data Assistant will be responsible for testing and validating data from financial statements on the tooling system. This will include (but is not limited to):
  • Locate & save University Annual reports
  • Lifting data from Financial Statements - Balance Sheet/Income Statement (Excel)
  • Validate lifted data from Financial Statements
  • Testing data against Financial Statements - check and verify balances, presentation & allocation.
  • Update testing tracker and maintain completeness for reporting purposes
  • Identify errors in testing and reporting these in the tracker
  • Assisting team members in understanding financial information
  • Meet testing deadlines

Education and experience requirements

Must be from an accounting or finance background through study or work. Understanding of the structure of Financial Statements, in particular Income statement and Balance Sheet, is essential.

You will be responsible for testing, lifting and validating data for numerous university financial statements and working towards a deadline. Organisation and time management skills are crucial for the role.

Thorough testing requires attention to detail to be able to spot errors or simple mistakes.

You will be proactive and communicate well in order to improve testing results and processes.

The ideal candidate will have a "can do" attitude and a willingness to understand the product and ensure the data inputted is accurate.

Intermediate excel skills is desirable.

THE's values

Collaborative and resourceful across teams and locations

Great things happen when we work together to develop and deliver the best education; when we are able to deal skillfully and quickly with new challenges in the fast moving world of digital education and technology. We succeed by utilising the different skills and experiences of our teams across our global locations.

Passionate about education and teachers

We're dedicated to helping universities and students to make a difference through education. We proudly put educators at the heart of everything we do and play an active and positive role at the heart of the global education community.

Fast moving and flexible

We value our print heritage, but we're excited about our digital future. We're open to change, embracing new ideas, technologies and innovative ways of working so that we can help educators everywhere raise global standards.

Well-informed and focused

This applies to both our business and our journalism. We move quickly, but we make well-informed decisions about what will best help our business and customers flourish. We challenge ourselves to support educators and universities with the most insightful data, news and analysis every day.

Respectful and open minded

We treat people as we would like to be treated ourselves - with dignity and courtesy. We are sociable people with a sense of fun, and we warmly welcome everyone who wants to contribute to our business and the world of education.

THE relies on the flexibility of its staff to ensure the continuity of the high standards and performance, as such this job description is only intended to be a guide to the most regularly performed duties, it does not form part of the contract of employment and is subject to amendment and change as may be considered.

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