Student Accounts Finance Assistant Ref: 4730

School/department: Finance
Hours: Full time 36.5 hours. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). 
Contract: 6 month Fixed Term Contract
Reference: 4730
Salary: starting at £19,133 to £21,236 per annum (pro rata). It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale
Placed on: 06 November 2020 
Closing date: 20 November 2020.  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 experienced Finance Assistant to join the Student Accounts team within the Financial Operations Department. 

The successful applicant will have previous experience of supporting a team within a customer service role, both customer facing and on the telephone. 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.

2.         Senior leadership and management

The Vice-Chancellor (Professor Adam Tickell) is the senior academic officer and, as Chief Executive, is responsible to the University Council for management of the University.  He is supported by an executive group which includes the three Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Finance and the Director of Human Resources.  The Heads of the Schools of Studies at Sussex report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

The Chief Operating Officer heads the Professional Services of the University.  In addition, under the University Statutes, the Chief Operating Officer is Secretary to the University Council.  The Director of Finance reports to the Vice-Chancellor.  The Director of ITS reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and the Librarian reports to one of the Pro-Vice-Chancellors.

Download job description and person specification Ref 4730 [PDF 129.48KB]

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 [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] 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 (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) 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.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Clerical and Related Staff Terms and Conditions [DOC 35.00KB]

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