Finance Assistant ref 0652

School/department: Finance
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible
working options will be considered (subject to business need).  Core Working Hours are 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 0652 
Salary: starting at £21,414 and rising to £24,771 per annum
Placed on: 5 February 2019 
Closing date:  Tuesday 19 February 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: To be confirmed 
Expected start date: To be confirmed

Job description

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.

Within the University’s Finance department, the Corporate Reporting Team is responsible for statutory and regulatory financial returns, budgeting and forecasting for the University Group, income and cost allocations, treasury and tax.  We have a vacancy for a Finance Assistant who will play a key role in the team, supporting team members in a wide range of accounting work, including monthly reconciliations, daily treasury management, project reporting and the preparation of year end financial statements and statutory returns.

The successful candidate will have excellent numeracy and problem-solving skills, ideally with relevant experience in a finance department.  As the role interfaces with a range of stakeholders, strong team-working, communication and interpersonal skills are necessary.  A flexible “can-do” attitude will be valuable in helping the team to provide a first-class service. 

Download job description and person specification Ref 0652 [PDF 102.94KB]

How to apply

Download our non-academic application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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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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