Finance Departmental Administrator

University of Kent - Finance Division

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Departmental Administrator within the Finance team.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance the purpose of this role is to take overall responsibility for the management of administrative tasks within the Finance Department to ensure that it operates efficiently and effectively.

As Finance Departmental Administrator you will:

  • provide professional office management services to the Finance Department;
  • maintain and enhance the administrative processes and procedures to maximise efficiency;
  • be responsible for raising purchase orders and processing invoices in the finance system (Agresso).

To be successful in this role you will:

  • have GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade C or equivalent;
  • have finance experience, including monitoring and reporting on actuals against budget;
  • have proven experience of working as an office manager or similar role.

The Finance Department
The Finance Department aims to provide, in a cost efficient, professional and timely manner, services that allow the University to meet its statutory financial obligations and internal financial management objectives.

Its main focus is to provide the University as a whole (represented by its Governing Body, Council) and individuals holding budget responsibility with financial services and advice. This includes the payment of bills and salaries and collection of monies owed to the University.

The Department is also required to ensure that the University operates its affairs within the various external financial and tax regulations and ensure that the University’s financial records satisfy external audit.

The Department is located principally in the Registry Building on the University of Kent Canterbury campus, with additional offices in Darwin College, and has approximately 80 members of staff. It is organised into sections that deal with one or more of the core functions.

Further Information
Interview date: 30 November 2016.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Leigh Binder on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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