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Senior Finance Supervisor

Job title Senior Finance Supervisor

Department Finance & Procurement

Salary Starting from £22,847, rising to £26,341

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Friday 10 June 2022

Closing date Sunday 26 June 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CC9514

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The Department of Finance & Procurement wish to appoint a Senior Finance Supervisor within the Commercial Finance Team.

About the role:

We are looking for someone to join our busy team which supports the financial operation of our customer group: Department of Estates, ahs, Security and Strategic Projects Office.

This new role is primarily responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the payment function for our customers, with supervisory responsibility for two Finance Supervisors and you will regularly interact with operational staff and other colleagues in the Finance Department.

Experience of the Accounts Payable purchase to pay function is a pre-requisite and your ability to demonstrate an aptitude for supervising small teams and/or training others will be highly desirable for the role.

In addition, you will also be involved in:

  • month end account finalisation
  • data analysis
  • report preparation
  • assisting with stock management reporting across the customer group.

About you:

This opportunity would be ideal if you are interested in, or currently studying for, a relevant professional qualification as it will provide a variety of experience across the team's financial operation with the support of Management Accountants and qualified AAT staff in the team.

This is a full-time role working 36.5 hours per week. 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.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Cath Payne (, however please submit your application via the University website.

About us:

The Commercial Finance team is part of the University's Finance & Procurement Department reporting to the Director of Finance. Led by the Financial Controller, it comprises of 16 staff responsible for the financial administration, support and reporting to the Department of Estates, ahs, Security and Strategic Project Office.

The Team provides financial support for the core functions of Payment processing, Income collection, Payroll and internal recharging and is responsible for all financial reporting for the stakeholder group, from budget preparation to final account stage.

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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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.