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Student Accounting Assistant

Cranfield University - Finance

Location: Cranfield
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £26,511 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2021
Closes: 8th December 2021
Job Ref: 3819

Flexible working will be actively considered

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £26,511 per annum.

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Cranfield is a world-renowned, exclusively postgraduate University specialising in Creating Leaders in Technology and Management and we are currently seeking a Student Finance Assistant to join our busy Student Finance Team.

About the Role

This is a customer-facing role that exists to assure that students receive a professional service, ensuring that we bill them, collect money, process bursaries and debt chase on a timely basis. 

About You

You will have experience of working in a busy environment in a large complex organisation or Higher Education institution.  You will be customer focused in your approach to work, have good numeracy/analytical skills and good organisational and time management skills.

You must be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of double entry bookkeeping. You will have experience across the range of different tasks relating to operating the Sales Ledger and related credit control practices.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate both orally and in writing with key stakeholders across the University, our students, sponsors and other third parties.

Ideally you will have or be willing to work towards the AAT qualification (or equivalent), or alternatively you will be able to demonstrate equivalent relevant work experience.  Prior experience of using our Finance system Agresso will be an advantage as will experience of accounting for apprenticeships.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The role of the Finance Professional Service Unit is to ensure that all financial data is processed to enable payments to be made and received accurately and timely and that relevant, timely and reliable information is available to all stakeholders.  This covers the University and subsidiary companies.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. We are currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022.  This means the majority of our staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Suzanne Rose, Financial Controller, via (E): s.j.rose@cranfield.ac.uk

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: hrrecruitment@cranfield.ac.uk. Please quote reference number 3819.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 08 December 2021

Interviews to be held: January 2022

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