CSF-823-24 - Finance Administrator

University of Kent
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£21,630 to £23,144
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Contract Type:Permanent
Working Time:Full time
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Finance Administrator Finance Shared Services Location: Canterbury

Salary: £21,630 to £23,144 per annum, or per annum pro rata Grade: Grade 4 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Thursday 01 February 2024 Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 15 February 2024 (unless otherwise stated) Reference: CSF-823-24

Working as part of the Finance Shared Services (FSS) team with a focus on service delivery to academic Divisions, the Finance Administrator will process various financial transactions and perform finance operations activities across key functional areas, all the time ensuring that relevant University policies and processes are adhered to.

We currently have three Finance Administrator roles available, one full time position (35 hours per week) and two part time positions (28 hrs per week). You will be asked to confirm your role preference in your application.

As Finance Administrator you can expect to be involved in:

  • Providing transactional support to Divisions in close liaison with the Finance Officer (FSS), other staff in FSS, relevant Business Partners in the Finance Directorate and contacts in Divisions; ensuring that divisional service requirements are professionally and efficiently delivered while complying with University and other financial regulations.
  • Exhibit competency for organised service delivery and customer care, primarily facilitated by the TopDesk service management system and other finance systems/facilities.
  • Promote adherence to the University's Finance processes and procedures by Divisional colleagues.
  • Effectively deliver finance transactional services to Divisions, notably in the raising of purchase orders, goods receipting, supplier invoice approvals, credit card purchases, travel booking and staff expense claims
  • What we are looking for in the right candidate:

  • GCSE English and Maths (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent
  • Foundation level financial qualification (e.g. AAT) and actively studying towards full qualification, or willingness to undertake such studies or equivalent
  • Good IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office packages and a good understanding of databases and spreadsheets
  • Experience of answering enquiries, particularly of a financial nature
  • A customer focused approach to work
  • What we can offer in return:

    As a member of our team, you can expect a friendly, open and collaborative working environment and support in your development and wellbeing. You'll enjoy a range of great staff benefits including:

  • hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • on campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery (Canterbury) and food outlets
  • study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • on-site parking
  • If you would like further information about the role please contact the [email protected] quoting CSF-823-24

    Further details: Job Description Additional Information

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    Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

    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.

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