Finance Assistant - Travel and Business Expenses

  • Job Reference: UOS041471
  • 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: Banking & Financial Services, Education, Higher Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

A full-time 12 month Fixed Term Contract has become available in the Department of Finance at the University of Sheffield as Finance Assistant – Travel and Business Expenses.

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 - Travel and Business Expenses 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 function. Your expertise and proven track record will contribute to the efficient management of personal business expenditure processes, allowing the University to compete on a global scale.


• Checking and processing reimbursed expenses claims from staff, students and non-staff using various online systems plus the administration of the University’s Purchasing Card scheme;
• Responding to email and phone queries;
• Providing support and guidance to colleagues and other stakeholders on the team’s activities including relating to adherence to the University’s Financial Regulations;
• Inputting data to various systems including the University’s bank;
• Assisting with the maintenance of the section’s document storage/filing, office records and computerised systems.
• Assisting with the team’s other activities including being responsible for the accurate administration and monitoring of electronic records and responding to all related queries;


• A minimum of 5 GCSE’s (grade A-C) including Maths and English or equivalent qualifications/previous work experience.
• Excellent IT skills, including Word, Excel and Google suite of applications including email and Google drive.
• Effective communication and customer service skills, both written and verbal with experience of responding efficiently and effectively to phone and email enquiries.
• Ability to develop creative approaches to problem solving whilst maintaining standards at a detailed level.

Please see the Job Description for further details on the role, duties and responsibilities.

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 - Travel and Business Expenses 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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