Accounts Receivable Adviser Ref: 5258

Department: Finance Division 
Hours:Full time considered up to a maximum of 1 FTE / 36.5 hoursRequests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed Term from 6 months of appointment
Reference: 5258
Salary: starting at £21,814 to £25,217 per annum, pro rata if part time. It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.
Placed on: 11 January 2021
Closing date: 25 January 2021. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The University is seeking to appoint an Accounts Receivable Adviser to join the Accounts Receivable team within the Financial Operations Department. 

The successful applicant will have previous experience of debt collection from a range of business customers via telephone and email, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally and interpret financial information. The applicant will possess strong communication and decision making skills, being able to organise and prioritise their work in an environment where working with competing demands and deadlines is crucial. The applicant will be motivated and pro-active with good organisational skills and possess a high level of numeracy and literacy with experience in Agresso Business World or a similar high volume finance processing system. 

The University of Sussex is a dynamic, innovative, top 50 university. With a campus based in the South Downs National Park but just a few minutes from the city of Brighton and Hove, it provides an excellent working environment in a remarkable setting, combined with all that the city has to offer.

Creative thinking, intellectual challenge and collaborative working are fundamental to a Sussex education and that is reflected in our workplace too. This is an exciting chance to join a team working at the centre of the University,  with a genuine opportunity for career progression.

Download job description and person specification Ref 5258 [PDF 155.32KB]

All grades 1-5.  Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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