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Senior Accounts Clerk (Fixed Term)



Limit of tenure: 18 months in the first instance

The position is available from 1 September 2019 or as soon after as possible. As a member of the accounts team, you will undertake a full range of accounts duties in Payables, Receivables and General Ledger, with other duties relating to research grants and payroll, and provide a first point of enquiry for staff, students and suppliers seeking accounts-related information and guidance.

You will have GCSE English and Maths, Grade C or above, and AAT Intermediate, or equivalent. You will be familiar with use of MS Excel. You will have extensive accounts-based work experience, and be familiar with use of on-line financial systems (Oracle Financials desirable).

Good written and communication skills and interpersonal skills, a patient attitude, tact, and diplomacy are important, as is the ability to work as a proactive team player.

The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst achieving accuracy and paying attention to detail, is imperative. You will also be required to work on your own initiative within the scope of your role.

Informal enquiries: Julie Ingham email

Closing Date 21 July 2019

Interviews will be held 6 August 2019

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

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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Please quote reference PP19184 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Further information

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