Business Area: Finance

Place of Work: Liverpool

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract

Hours: Full Time

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has circa 396,000 members, and over £60 billion in assets, we’re one of the largest private pension schemes in the UK and in the top 50 worldwide. Established in 1974, we’re entrusted by over 350 higher education sector employers to manage and administer the pension scheme and its investments through our two companies, Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited and USS Investment Management Limited.
Our purpose
Working with Higher Education employers to build a secure financial future for our members and their families.


The role
Responsible for processing, reporting and control of accounting transactions and ledger entries to ensure the completeness and accuracy of accounting records.  This includes daily cash flow forecasts, to ensure that USS holds enough funding to pay liabilities.  When deficits are identified, initiative must be used to address the situation. 
Key responsibilities
Make sure member and suppliers are paid on time
Maintain accurate accounting records, being proactive about resolving issues or queries
Perform reconciliations to ensure accuracy of the ledger
Excellent organisation and communication skills. 
Work as part of a team and independently to manage daily, monthly and quarterly tasks
Willingness to work additional hours at short notice
Ability to follow rotas and update status reports so each member of the cashier team knows what is outstanding and what is complete.
Forge good working relationships with all senior managers for payment submissions
Establish working relationships with internal stakeholders
Communicate with external contacts such as Barclays bank and our Auditors 
Support the annual external audit and internal audits
Establish a culture of continuous improvement, driving standardisation and automation wherever possible.
Provide ad hoc support for wider finance team for example verifying bank details or assisting purchase ledger with problematic supplier payments, such as overseas payments and returned payments

Your experience
Ability to manage tight deadlines
Strong communication skills
Accuracy and Attention to detail
Use interpersonal skills to develop and facilitate working relationships
High level of IT literacy including Microsoft Excel and accounting software
High degree of integrity and discretion
Able to work under pressure
Highly motivated with excellent organisational/ planning skills

USSL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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