Finance Assistant - Accounts Payable

  • Job Reference: UOS041470
  • Date Posted: 5 July 2024
  • Recruiter: The University of Sheffield
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  • Location: Sheffield (Arts Tower, Main Campus) – Hybrid (after initial training period)
  • Salary: £23,700 to £25,138
  • Sector: Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Education, Higher Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

If you like to be busy and work closely with a small team and would like to make a big impact in a world-leading University then we have a fantastic opportunity for you! The University of Sheffield is seeking a Finance Assistant - Accounts Payable to join our world-class finance team in Sheffield.

In this role you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our finance department. Your expertise and proven track record will contribute to the efficient management of accounts payable processes, allowing the University to compete on a global scale.


• Process and verify invoices, ensuring accurate and timely payments
• Reconcile accounts payable transactions, resolving any discrepancies in a timely manner
• Collaborate with colleagues from different departments to identify payment priorities and address any questions or issues related to payments.
• Prepare financial reports and analyses to support decision-making processes
• Assist in the implementation of financial systems and processes to enhance efficiency and accuracy
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of financial transactions in compliance with University policies and regulations


• A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (grade A-C) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications/ previous work experience.
• Proven experience in accounts payable or a similar finance role
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with exceptional attention to detail
• Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
• Knowledge of University's Financial Regulations and procedures
• Ability to work independently and meet strict deadlines

At the University of Sheffield, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We believe that diversity drives innovation and creativity, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds to join our ambitious team. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide reasonable accommodation/adjustments to employees to ensure a fair and accessible work environment.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to contribute to a world-class institution and make a meaningful impact in the field of finance. Apply now and join our team as a Finance Assistant - Accounts Payable at the University of Sheffield.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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