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Accounts Assistant (Internal applicants only)

Reporting to the Accounts Supervisor, this post fulfils an important role dealing with payroll administration, accounts payable both expense claims and invoices, approval of claims on the digital expense claims system and inventory. This is a particularly busy role as Chemistry is a large department with over 650 academics, support staff, contract researchers and postgraduates. Duties will include accounts payables for capital equipment, conference registrations and accommodation, month-end and year-end procedures and providing advice to all staff on financial procedures. The role holder will need to ensure compliance with HM Revenue and Customs legislation i.e. VAT treatment of sales and to provide specialist advice and support to all members of the department in compliance with University Financial Regulations and Finance Procedures.

Having attained or be working towards AAT level 4 or equivalent, the successful candidate will have a working knowledge of VAT and HMRC employee benefits regulations. A good working knowledge of finance systems is essential, experience of Oracle Financials would be advantageous. In addition, they will have excellent organisational and good communication skills combined with the ability to use own initiative but also work as a proactive team member, deal with a wide range of people at all levels and meet deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail.

Candidates should be educated to A level standard or equivalent, with GCSE in English and Mathematics. Previous experience of working in a busy accounts office would be an advantage.

Internal applicants only.

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For informal queries please contact Emma Graham (

Please quote reference MA42210 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

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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