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Finance Assistant

Faculty of the Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
20,624-23,879 per year
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Role Description

Introduction / the role

The focus of the Faculty Finance Assistant role will be to provide operational finance support for a department within the sciences faculty, under the supervision of the Management Accountant. The post holder will benefit from interaction with the wider finance department (payments, payroll, fees office etc) but will also work collaboratively with academic staff and other support colleagues with the department.

The post is full-time and the starting salary will be within the range of £20,624 - £23,879 on grade 4 of the University’s salary scales.

Key requirements

The appointment will suit a person who has practical accounting experience as part of a finance team, delivering front-line finance support to colleagues. The Finance Assistant should demonstrate a good knowledge of ledger transactions and bookkeeping, and use standard Microsoft applications. The post holder will liaise with a number of service areas within the Finance department so should be an active communicator with a ‘can do’ approach.

You will be able to work effectively both as part of a team and independently. In addition you will be friendly and enthusiastic, with flexibility to prioritise a varied workload and maintain a customer-service focus.

About York

The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirmed the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated tenth out of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research

Closing date: 30/08/2017

Interview date: To be confirmed

Vacancy Reference: 5943

Informal enquiries may be made to Neil Everett, Management Account – Computer Science on or Mike Clark, Faculty Finance Manager


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