Accounts Receivable Finance Coordinator Ref 21598

Division: Finance
Hours: Full time - 36.5 hours with hybrid working and a requirement to be in the office a minimum of 2 days per week as part of a team. The Accounts Receivable office days are Monday and Tuesday. There will be a requirement for you to be in the office Monday to Friday for the first couple of weeks whilst you are given training. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 21598
Salary: starting at £24,533 to £27,979 per annum, pro rata if part time 
Placed on: 18 September 2023
Closing date: 02 October 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: To be confirmed.
Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Job description

About the role

  • To provide an efficient and effective debt collection service by managing a portfolio of sponsor and commercial accounts.
  • Reducing debt in accordance with department targets and key performance indicators and improving the University’s cash flow. 
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to resolve queries, disputes and recover funds. 
  • Working within a team, providing assistance to team members and working collaboratively with the wider Financial Operations team.

About you

This job is a hybrid role where currently you will be required to be in the office on a Monday and Tuesday working alongside the Accounts Receivable Team.  You must be comfortable not only working as part of a team, but also working from home with your own portfolio of both commercial and student debts.  You must be confident in being able to make and receive telephone calls both in an office environment and at home and be comfortable in using multiple systems to log calls, memo notes and emailing invoices and ad hoc letters.

About our Division

The Finance Division is led by the Director of Finance who reports directly to the Vice Chancellor. We employ some 80 staff who provide high quality financial and commercial services which support both the day to day running of our schools, services, and the development and delivery of the University’s strategic aims.

Our staff work in partnership with academic, professional service colleagues, and students to understand their priorities and needs. We maintain efficient and effective services, systems, and processes, assist in identifying and exploiting commercial and strategic opportunities, manage financial risk and improve ‘spending power’ through negotiation of favourable commercial terms. We work hard to equip staff across the University with financial capability and confidence to ensure that the University makes the best use of resources for our students and research partners

Why work here…

Our University is situated just off of the A27, next to the beautiful South Downs where you will enjoy everything that our 150-acre campus has to offer. We are easily accessible by public transport; a 5-minute walk from the train station and bus stops within the campus. We have dedicated cycling paths and encourage our staff to cycle to work with our offering of a cycle to work scheme. 

Sussex is a renowned, research-led International University and this is only possible because of the people that work here. Whether you are Faculty, Student, or a member of a Professional Services Team, it’s our people that make us great and we want you to be part of that.

The benefits that you will receive from day one:

  • Generous pension scheme: 12% total Pension Scheme (grades 1-6)
  • Life insurance of up to 3 times your annual salary for any pension-enrolled employees.
  • Purchase additional Annual Leave though our Scheme for a great home and work life balance
  • Discounts of public transport, Cycle to work Scheme, and special rates in hotels in Brighton and the Sussex region.
  • Discounts on high-street shops through our Rewards partner, along with a Cash back Health Plan.
  • Considerable discount on our on-site Gym Facilities because we care about our employees’ Health and Wellbeing.

Please contact Dawn Buck at  for informal enquiries

For full details and how to apply see our vacancies page

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Please note: The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form 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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