Finance Administration Assistant

University of Kent - Finance Division

Do you have excellent organisational and customer service skills? Are you able to work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy?

We are offering the role of Finance Administration Assistant within our busy Finance Department on a full time and ongoing basis to provide general administrative support and act as a central point of contact for the Finance Department.

As Finance Administration Assistant you will:

  • Provide administrative support to the Finance Departmental Administrator.
  • Act as the first point of contact for the Finance Department website queries, ensuring that content is fresh and that information is kept up-to-date.
  • Maintain records and inventories of pin entry devices to ensure compliance with the University's requirements with respect to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.
  • Provide absence cover for the Director of Finance's PA when required.

To succeed in this position you will have:

  • A good standard of general education, with GCSE English and Maths at minimum Grade C or equivalent.
  • Proven working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook and the web
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The ability to work using your own initiative with minimum supervision and as a member of a team.

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.

It’s an exciting time to be working at the University of Kent – we are a leading UK university producing world-class research and excellent teaching. Our reputation as a good place to work is reflected in our top ranking in the THE Best University Workplace Survey for two years running. We are a major employer with around 3,000 staff from over 120 countries, including more than 900 academic and research staff, and a full range of commercial services and administration staff.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 29 October 2017

Interviews are to be held: 10 November 2017

Please click the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: REG1177

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.

No agencies, thank you.

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