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Finance Assistant - Purchase Ledger (Part Time)

Part-time 22.5 hours per week. Salary range: £22,847 to £24,174 per annum pro rata £13,893 to £14,700 per annum
Part Time

Finance and Planning

We are a successful, modern university with clear values and a long history in Higher Education. We offer quality education and an excellent student learning experience in a beautiful region of the South Coast of England. We are a top 25 UK University (The Guardian University Guide 2022) and top 25 for NSS student satisfaction.

We are recruiting a part time (22.5 hours per week) Finance Assistant to join our busy Finance team. This role will commence in January 2022. In this varied role, you will become involved in all aspects of the accounts payable function for the University and its subsidiary companies.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a customer focused and efficient service ensuring the accurate and timely payment of the University’s suppliers, students and third parties using the Unit4 ERP finance system. This will involve the accurate and timely input (and scanning) of purchase invoices received, matching against purchase order where appropriate and the reconciliation of supplier statements. You will be dealing with queries from staff, students and suppliers concerning the progress of their invoice/payments.

The successful applicant will review incomplete purchase orders and resolve any issues in a timely manner. The post also involves the generation of payments to suppliers via BACS, foreign payments and credit cards and the reviewing and documenting of end to end processes within the Finance Department.

Applicants will need to have experience of purchase ledger processing and complying with financial regulations. You must be able to demonstrate proven accurate numeracy and IT literacy skills and be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. You will be customer focused with an ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the University (including training staff on a one to one basis to use the on-line purchase ordering system), students and external suppliers.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Rachel Thacker on 01243 816134 or email

The University of Chichester embraces all forms of diversity and aspires to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and so we encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.

Closing Date: Sunday 05 December 2021 (at midnight) Interview Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

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