Finance Assistant

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Short info about job

Company: University of Kent

Department: Information Services

Salary: £22,214 to £24,983

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Clerical

Phone: +44-115 4388458

Fax: +44-1273 4479370

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Finance Assistant. Terms and conditions vacancy

Are you a highly organised individual with significant experience of working within a busy financial environment?

This is a key role within the Planning & Administration section within Information Services (IS). The primary function is to provide direct support to the Finance Manager in relation to the Department’s financial administration ensuring compliance with the University’s internal financial and procurement regulations. You will act as an account manager for one or more costs centres and provide direct support to budget holders.

The role requires an individual with experience of working with accounts payable processes and has experience of budget analysis and forecasting. You will be required to use your own initiative and embrace all elements of the role while providing a proactive and customer-focussed service.

As a Finance Assistant you will:

  • Proactively demonstrate an excellent level of knowledge of and an understanding of current and future financial implications for the cost centres they support
  • Proactively support budget holders in understanding their responsibilities and managing their budgets by undertaking training, leading meetings, creating reports and suggesting courses of action
  • Analyse monthly financial reports, provide tailored feedback and forecast financial outcomes and ensure all activity takes place within the University’s internal financial and procurement regulations and timelines.

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Be AAT qualified (full or part) (Association of Accountancy Technician) or the equivalent
  • Have GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent at grade C or above and hold a European Computer Driving Licence (or willingness to obtain)
  • Demonstrable experience of using databases and spreadsheets and advanced level Excel together with the use of Outlook and Word and Significant experience of successfully using a finance system (e.g. UNIT4 Agresso)

Information Services is comprised of four sections: Customer Support, Library Collections and IT Development together directly support almost all areas of University activity, and the Planning and Administration section supports the work of the department. The IT Support Services subsection of Customer Services is responsible for the support and operation of all live central IT systems on the University’s Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge campuses.

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It’s an exciting time to be working at the University of Kent – we are a leading UK university producing world-class research and excellent teaching. Our reputation as a good place to work is reflected in our top ranking in the THE Best University Workplace Survey for two years running. We are a major employer with around 3,000 staff from over 120 countries, including more than 900 academic and research staff, and a full range of commercial services and administration

Closing date for applications: 17 September 2017

Interviews are to be held: 28 September 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on [email protected] quoting ref number: OTR1748

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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