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Finance Assistant - Purchase Ledger

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University of Chichester

Salary range: £22,016 to £23,334 per annum

Full Time

We are recruiting a full time Finance Assistant to join our busy Finance team at the University of Chichester. In this varied role, you will become involved in all aspects of the accounts payable function for the University and its subsidiary companies.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a customer focused and efficient service ensuring the accurate and timely payment of the University''s suppliers, students and third parties using the Agresso Business World finance system. This will involve the accurate and timely input (and scanning) of purchase invoices received, matching against purchase order where appropriate and the reconciliation of supplier statements. You will be dealing with queries from staff, students and suppliers concerning the progress of their invoice/payments.

The successful applicant will review incomplete purchase orders and resolve any issues in a timely manner. The post also involves the generation of payments to suppliers via BACS, foreign payments and credit cards and the reviewing and documenting of end to end processes within the Finance Department.

Applicants will need to have experience of purchase ledger processing and complying with financial regulations. You must be able to demonstrate proven accurate numeracy and IT literacy skills and be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word. You will be customer focused with an ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the University(including training staff on a one to one basis to use the on-line purchase ordering system), students and external suppliers.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Rachel Thacker on 01243 816134 or email

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level.

Closing Date: Thursday 18 July 2019

Interview Date: Monday 29 July 2019

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