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Senior Finance Assistant

Job title Senior Finance Assistant

Department Finance & Procurement

Salary Starting from £20,600, rising to £22,254

Grade Grade 4

Placed on Thursday 09 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 26 June 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9472R

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We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Finance Assistant to join our Income team within the Finance and Procurement department. 

About the role:

The role is varied and interesting and forms part of a small team responsible for the processing of University’s income via many different platforms.

The main duties include:

  • raising and approving invoices
  • maintaining the customer data base
  • the reconciliation of foreign bank accounts
  • assisting with the tuition fees Direct Debit collections.

You will be dealing with students, commercial customers and department enquiries providing an excellent service to all our customers. As this role is in a finance environment a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential at all times.

About you:

You should have previous experience of working in a busy Accounts Receivable role or similar. Attention to detail is very important, as is the ability to manage a busy workload with conflicting priorities. You will need to work closely with other team members, students and departments within the University, so effective communication skills are essential. You should have strong computer skills in Excel and Word, and while experience in the use of university-specific software (Agresso and SAMIS) is desirable, it is not essential as full training will be provided. The ability to learn the use of database systems is required to interact with our online service providers when troubleshooting.

About us:

The Finance and Procurement Office is responsible for managing the University’s income, expenditure, financial performance and procurement processes, ensuring value for money in its financial activities. In addition, the department provides high quality management accounting support as well as compliance with statutory and regulatory bodies.

We operate a flexi-time policy and have recently moved to hybrid working subject to operational requirements. Hybrid working is one of the many ways we recognise the importance of achieving a positive work life balance. Whilst the exact days you can work remotely will differ between teams and departments, it should provide you with greater flexibility, provided you are in the UK. Learn more about our future ways of working and explore further at interview.

Further information:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rebecca Smith, Income Office Manager ( however please ensure that your application is submitted through the University of Bath website.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

Living Wage

We are an accredited Living Wage employer. Appointments at Grade 2, Spine Point 3, 4 and 5 will receive an additional supplement to ensure a minimum hourly pay equivalent to the Living Wage as confirmed on our Bath pay and grading structure page.

Visa information:

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.