Finance Assistant

University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham Students’ Union
Location:  University Park
Closing Date:  Thursday 15 June 2023
Reference:  SU304

The University of Nottingham Students’ Union seeks a; 

Finance Assistant

Full Time 35 hours per week

Permanent Contract

Who are we and what do we do?

Here at the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, we are a connected student community. A brilliant, diverse, ambitious community, 38,000 strong. We are proudly independent from the university and right at the heart of student life. We’re a diverse community from first-year undergraduates to research students, elected student Officers and staff, to volunteers, pioneers, and so much more. Together, we are getting involved, making change and supporting each other, making student life at the University of Nottingham the very best it can be.

We are one of the largest Students’ Union in the country, connecting 38,000 student members to share, support and inspire each other while at University. As a registered charity we act as the recognised representative body of all students at the University, and every student is automatically a member free of charge. We provide a range of activities, events, campaigning, commercial and professional services that benefit and support students to get involved, find support and make change. 

We support students to share and voice their views on academic life and the wider University experience and have strong student leadership in fifteen full and part time elected student representatives. We provide an Advice service to help students with academic, housing and financial issues and welfare support. There is a diverse range of social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and many opportunities for personal development.  We work with and support events and activities through the student committees of over 300 societies, 70 sports clubs, media groups, student halls and residents associations and other student communities.  Through our trading company, UNU Services Limited, we run two SPAR shops, a bar, coffee shop, clothing shop, zero-waste shop and a print shop. Our annual financial turnover, for the charity and trading company combined is in excess of £11m annually.  

If you like working in a vibrant and fast changing environment, you will enjoy working with us at the University of Nottingham Students’ Union.

The Role

This role presents an excellent opportunity for an experienced Finance Assistant to support the Finance Team.  The Finance Assistant will perform bank and till reconciliations accurately and on time, ensuring suppliers are paid in line with financial procedures. You will also support and develop the understanding of the student treasurers and non-Finance staff, empowering them to have greater knowledge of financial processes.  You will have a relevant accounting qualification or be qualified by experience and have 3 years or more experience working in an admin or finance role.

The ideal candidate will have experience of all aspects of bank reconciliation; till and daily takings reconciliation; end to end management of purchase ledger system; approval process following financial procedures; reconciliation of clearing accounts to ensure accuracy and possess advanced Excel skills.  An understanding of VAT and ability to apply the technical rules we must follow would be highly desirable, although not essential.  If you are able to deliver excellent customer service, have experience of developing others, experience of using computerised accounting system and excellent organisational and communication skills we would love to hear from you!

Our People Offer

When you come to work @UoNSU you bring your skills, experience, talent, commitment and a desire to do a great job.  Our Students’ Union prides itself on being inclusive, working collaboratively and empowering individuals to be the best they can.  In return we want to be an employer where every member of the staff team feels valued, trusted, inspired, and able to grow and to have fun. We welcome people from different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We value diversity, promote equity and challenge discrimination. We are on a journey to increase the diversity of our staff team and we would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to better reflect the diverse community we serve.

Salary:  £22,328

We offer a range of employee benefits which support employee wellbeing such as flexi-time, flexible working, generous holiday allowance, generous staff pension, paid Union closure days, learning and development opportunities and much more.

For a full role profile, role dimensions, person specification and to apply please go to the Students’ Union website

Closing date: 15/06/2023

Interviews:  27/06/2023

Please note, applications from agencies will not be accepted at this stage

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