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Job title Finance Officer

Department Faculty of Science

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Monday 08 July 2024

Closing date Monday 22 July 2024

Interview date Monday 29 July 2024

Reference ED11885

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Finance Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our Finance Team. 

About the role

This varied and interesting post will involve close liaison with the staff within our five academic Departments, Faculty-based teams, Central Professional Services and external organisations.

The key tasks will include providing financial support, advice and guidance to staff in the Faculty with responsibility for the monitoring of Departmental and Faculty budgets

About you  

The ideal candidate will be qualified to AAT Level 4 or with an equivalent relevant professional experience, you will have previous experience of working in a busy accounting/financial environment where excellent communication skills are essential. 

You will be an experienced user of Microsoft Office applications and will be willing to acquire further IT skills. 

You will also have experience of working as part of a team in a confidential setting.

A good track record in financial administration (including budget management) is essential. 

Skills in the use of financial management software will be an added advantage. 

An interest in our work and a willingness to become fully involved in the life of the Faculty is equally important.

About us

We care about delivering excellent service, student and staff wellbeing, and the Faculty and University reputation. 

If this approach resonates with you and you are a great teammate who also enjoys working independently, we would love to receive an application from you.

This role is offered on a permanent basis. 

Applications are welcome from candidates seeking a full-time or 0.8 FTE (29.2 hours per week) role. 

We offer hybrid working with the normal expectation of three days a week in the office. 

For an informal discussion, please contact the Faculty Finance & Research Support Manager Laura Hiscox (e-mail:

Learn more about our Faculty and its Departments here:

What we can offer you:

Find out more about our benefits.

We consider ourselves to be a university where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on the university. We are committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and community by reinforcing our Safer Recruitment commitment.

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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.

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Further details:

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, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.