Finance Assistant

Surrey, United Kingdom
£25,948 to £28,929
09 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £25,948 to £28,929
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 18 June 2023
Reference:  030423

The Finance Department provides financial leadership in alignment with University strategy by delivering value and ensuring long term financial sustainability. We are looking a Finance Assistant to join the team on a 12-month fixed term basis, providing support to internal and external stakeholders across a broad range of financial queries and processes.

The Role

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join the Finance Services Team. This team are responsible for processing Order to Cash (accounts receivable) and Purchase to Pay (accounts payable) transactions. In this role you will predominantly work on the processing of expenses, making sure that these are checked and approved in line with policy. You may need to liaise with customers for clarification where information is unclear. Duties may also include setting up new suppliers, administering purchase cards, and reconciling receipts.

This role is available on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

About You

We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and a proactive approach. You will demonstrate good IT skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work on your own initiative and under pressure. Possessing excellent verbal and written communication skills, you will have previous experience of customer service, dealing with a broad range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will also have some relevant financial experience or may have a degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related subject. 

What we can offer

In addition to salary, you will receive a yearly incremental pay rise, generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days holiday plus 7 university closure days and 8 bank holidays, a generous pension, access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes, and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery. The University embraces hybrid and flexible working.

Further Information

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role.

For further information please contact Joanne Sexton, Head of Financial Transactions:

Interviews will be held Friday 23rd June.

We reserve the right to close this role early if we receive sufficient interest.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

Further details: Job Description