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Finance Administrators

Are you seeking an exciting position in which to develop your career in finance/accountancy, in a world-leading academic department and University?

The Department of Physics is seeking several highly-motivated and professional individuals to undertake financial duties in new administrative Hubs being established to provide pro-active support to academic and research staff. Working alongside the central Finance team and gaining wide-ranging experience of finance and research grant administration work in a HE environment, these specialist roles present an excellent opportunity for those seeking to further their career in accountancy and financial management.

Candidates will be educated to HND, HNC level 4/5 vocational qualification (or equivalent level of practical experience) and have AAT Intermediate or equivalent (or working towards). Candidates will also need to have previous accounting experience, excellent organisational and communication skills and be IT literate.

It is vital that you possess excellent inter-personal skills to be able to work well with the Hub team and manage good working relationships with a wide variety of people from all over the world, in order to gain an understanding of the needs of academics and research staff and deliver a responsive financial service to them. You will be involved in contributing to continuous improvements in the Department's financial administration through close cooperation with the central Finance team.

The Department is committed to providing training and support for these posts including payment of some accountancy course fees and study leave.

As well as developments in its administration, the Department is looking forward to further major developments, including planning for a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound new building within the next five years.

This is an exciting and challenging time for the Department and we would like highly motivated individuals with a positive attitude towards change and development to join us.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Emily Challis on 01223 337411 or email

Please quote reference KA12612 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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