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Finance Officer

Swansea University

Location: Swansea
Salary: £27,131 per annum. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 6th January 2023
Job Ref: SD02812

Singleton Campus

To deliver its sustainable top 30 ambition Swansea University needs a professional services workforce with the differentiated skills necessary to ensure that it can deliver excellence through efficient and effective systems and processes that harness innovations in technology.

The Estates and Facilities Management (E&FM) Directorate is responsible for developing and managing the University estate and for providing a range of essential services to the University community.

The E&FM Customer Service team provides the first and central point of contact for the directorate offering excellent customer service.

The directorate comprises a number of services as follows; Catering, Conference, Sport and Commercial and Campus Services, Capital and Minor Works Projects, Technical Services, Asset Management & Information Services and Utilities, Sustainability, Safety and Resilience.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive person who will be a senior role within the operational finance team providing financial and administrative services to staff and stakeholders of the Estates and Facilities Management Directorate in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operation.

This individual will be responsible for providing a pro-active finance function to staff, students and stakeholders across the Estates and Facilities. Role modelling professional service values, they will deliver the finance function, by confidently supporting stakeholders, continually evaluating their own impact, that of their colleagues, and of the Finance Function. Going forward there will be an expectation of hitting key financial KPIs and responding appropriately to feedback.

The post holder will be required to work at both the Singleton Park and the Bay Campus. Ensuring that a consistently high quality of service is maintained across both campuses

The Person

Qualification:

  1. AAT qualified or significant work experience in a similar financial role.

Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of Financial Rules and Regulations in relation to financial transactions and experience of using this understanding to make decisions.
  • Significant experience of working as part of a team in a finance function.
  • Relevant experience and evidence of excellent IT Skills especially in using Excel, including the ability to set up, develop and maintain interactive spreadsheets.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Effective planning, organising and prioritising skills, ensuring all deadlines are met with ability to adapt to changing priorities or requirements.
  • Understanding of VAT legislation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to interact with all levels of staff and students
  • Ability to handle pressure and work to tight deadlines in a calm and efficient manner.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development and willingness and ability to keep up to date with changes in regulations and guidelines.

Further information

  • For further information please contact Richard Austin at j.r.austin@swansea.ac.uk
  • Estates & Facilities Management currently has an under-representation of Welsh speakers and we would particularly welcome Welsh applications. Appointments will be made on merit.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Shortlisting - 10/01/2023

Interview - 16/01/2023

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