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Credit Controller [Temporary Cover]

An opportunity has arisen for a fixed term maternity cover for the position of Credit Controller within the Finance Division.

The role holder will work within the Credit Control team on a day-to-day basis. The Credit Control section is responsible, with others, for the running of the credit control function on behalf of the University, in particular the credit control of the University's research debtors. The team carries out a number of important administrative and accounting duties including the responsibility for the operation of the University's income collection and payment identification, which impacts on all departments. The role supports the work of the Credit Control/Shared Services Manager with debt reporting and provides a proactive function to support departments with technical advice on the use of the University's Accounts Receivable module.

There is an average monthly value of £60m research debt and £19m non-research debt. The role holder is responsible for identifying and allocating payments to the research grant invoices in addition to identifying and advising departments of their income from the bank statements. The role holder will support and advise departments with regard to their overdue debts and credit control function.

The Credit Control team is also responsible for the central AR customer set up service; the role holder will play an active part in the successful running of this service along with training and advising departments with regard to their own customer set ups.

The role holder provides support to the Research Operations Office, other sections within the Finance Division as well as dealing directly with University departments and external parties.

Candidates should possess the ability to deal with staff and the public; be able to work on their own and in a team and possess excellent interpersonal skills / telephone manner and PC skills including working with complex Excel spreadsheets. In addition they should be numerate and be able to deal with reconciliations; have good prioritisation and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail. Experience of working with CUFS is necessary, and an understanding of Research Grants desirable.

Candidates should be educated to A-level standard / GCSE standard, or equivalent, including Mathematics and English.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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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The closing date for applications is Sunday 25 October 2020. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Alison Hayday, telephone 01223 330998, by email on

The starting salary is usually at the bottom of the scale.

Interviews will be held remotely on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

Please quote reference AG24322 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.

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