Finance Assistant Ref 20206

School/department: Finance 
Hours: Full time considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 20206
Salary: starting at £ 24,144 to £ 27,396 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 14 March 2023
Closing date: 29 March 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of this date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

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 center 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 our Corporate Accounting Services function. 

Key responsibilities are:

  • Responsibility for a range of financial accounting activities including the monthly reconciliation of key control accounts and investigation of significant monthly variances on balance sheet accounts
  • Supporting the team’s treasury management work
  • Review & analyse designated areas of the Central University Budgets.
  • Provide support to the Income team
  • Ensuring the financial integrity of donation and endowment balances

 Please contact Peter Chapman (or 01273 877520) for informal enquiries.

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

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

Download job description and person specification 20206 [PDF 125.67KB]

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

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] 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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