Finance Administrator

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The Rutherford Hub is looking for Finance Administrator to join their friendly team. The Rutherford Hub is one of three administrative hubs that look after the administration needs of all the research groups, at the Department of Physics.

The successful candidate will: carry out financial management and reporting activities on both general ledger accounts and research grants; provide financial advice to Principal Investigators and other budget holders; liaise with the Departmental Finance team and assist with month-end, half year-end and year-end processes; manage procurement and invoicing processes for the Hub; ensure recharges, credit cards and expenses are processed in a timely manner; contribute to the review of financial processes and procedures and make proposals for adaptations and improvements as necessary to ensure compliance with the University's Financial Regulations.

In order to fulfil the duties of this post, we are looking for applicants who possess the following qualifications, skills and experience: educated to HND, HNC level 4/5 vocational qualification or equivalent level of practical experience; a GCSE, or equivalent qualification, in Maths and English; AAT Intermediate or equivalent (or working towards) qualification (desirable); relative experience in an accounts-based role, with use of accountancy software packages and relevant reporting tools; previous experience in research grant finance administration (desirable); advanced Excel skills in data manipulation and the presentation of financial information, with good numerical problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy; ability to work to tight deadlines; ability to demonstrate factual and theoretical knowledge of finance administration.

The role holder will also need to be a good communicator and be able to work as a team. Must also have a demonstrable interest in a career in Finance.

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

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For any enquiries about the role or the application process, please email

Please quote reference KA31469 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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