Finance Assistant

Edinburgh Napier University

£23,144 – £27,929 per annum, plus nationally agreed pay increases each year
Excellent benefits package.

Role: Finance Assistant – Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £23,144 – £27,929 per annum, plus nationally agreed pay increases each year

Hours: 36.25 hours per week, Monday-Friday (flexible and hybrid working opportunities available)

Location: Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh (click here for more information on our Sighthill Campus)

Why Edinburgh Napier University?

Edinburgh Napier University is a place buzzing with people who continually work to recognise everyone’s potential.

Our people are at the heart of what we do, and we are proud to be the #1 Modern University in Scotland because we truly believe that we can make a difference, by nurturing and encouraging you to reach beyond what you know and helping you to get to where you want to be.

We’re here to support big dreams and bright ideas. We’re here to provide education, support, resources, connections, advice, and bags of encouragement. We’re here to make a difference and we need your support in fulfilling that promise.

For more information about us and ENU Difference Makers, click here.

Our Excellent Benefits   

Pension: Employer contributions of 20.8%

At ENU, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer other excellent benefits including:  

  • minimum of 36 days annual leave (including 10 fixed holidays at Easter and Christmas) and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • a wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • opportunity to join our staff inclusion and support networks (such as LGBT+ , Women’s , BAMEish and many more)
  • flexible discounts including shopping, restaurants, and other services, plus discounts on local and on-site gym facilities
  • maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • option to opt into private healthcare scheme

For more on our wide range of benefits, click here. 

How will you help us make a difference as a Finance Assistant?

You’ll join a team of experienced Finance Assistants within the Transactions Team who are committed to providing an efficient, effective, and comprehensive transaction service to the University and its customers. The Transactions team is organised into 4 flexible teams covering Fees, Credit Control, Accounts Payable and Cash & Banking.

As someone who is customer service focused with a calm and empathetic nature, you will provide a comprehensive service to our students by supporting them with queries and providing guidance/advice where required.

You will also have the opportunity to showcase your skills in finance and attention to detail, by adjusting and keeping accounts in order, processing student fee payments and managing student payment plans.

Although based in the Fees team, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a Finance Assistant alongside the other 3 teams to develop your skills and experience in these areas and offer support when required.  

To find out more, please view the full job description by clicking here.

What we will need from you

  • Experience working in a Finance environment.
  • Comfortable and proficient in using excel, work and outlook.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organised and able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Flexible approach to work including the ability to work well within a team and support where required.

Good to have (but not essential)

  • Working knowledge of SITS and the Agresso system.
  • Experience working in Further/Higher Education or public sector.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you

Application closing date: Monday 22 May at 11:59pm

Interview date: w/c 5 June

Please note, interviews will take place in person at our Sighthill Campus where possible. You can find information on our Sighthill Campus and how to get there here .

If you have any questions, reach out to the Talent & Resourcing Team at [email protected] . Please put the role title ‘Finance Assistant’ in the subject line.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged, and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.

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