Student Accounts Finance Assistant Ref: 8940

School/department: Finance
Hours: Full-time or part-time hours considered up to 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 8940
Salary: starting at £22,254 to £25,627 per annum (pro rata). It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale.
Placed on: 21 June 2022
Closing date: 07 July 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: to be confirmed 
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.

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 Ref: 8940 [PDF 112.11KB]

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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