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Payments Services Team Leader

University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
£25,627 to £30,497
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Finance Department

The University of Southampton is in the top one per cent of world universities and is one of the UK's top 20 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for its research, teaching and enterprise activities. As an organisation we have more than 23,500 current students, including 16,000 undergraduates, 7000 postgraduates and researchers, we employ more than 5,000 FTE staff.

The role of the Expenses and Payments Department is to support The University's world-leading teaching and research activities, and other professional services departments, facilitated through the smooth running of our purchase to pay and expense processes. The office processes many types of documents and transactions and generates frequent payments to suppliers, staff, students, and visitors.

The University raised 100,000 purchase orders, paid 111,000 supplier invoices, and processed 26,000 reimbursement claims in the last financial year.

This post is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, customer focussed person to join our busy payments team. The successful candidate must have significant working knowledge and experience of processes within a finance environment such as expenses, purchasing and payments, combined with an extensive knowledge of facilitating payments runs both domestic and international. Experience of working with a finance system, i.e., Agresso, particularly in reporting, data extraction and analysis for business planning purposes is desirable.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate working effectively with high volumes of transactions under tight timescales and have a proven track record of delivering significant business process improvements. Previous supervisory experience is essential. Good IT skills including the Microsoft Office package are required, and experience using Agresso or a similar finance software package is preferred.

The University offers an excellent employment package, which includes generous annual leave of up to 24 days annual leave (after a qualifying period) plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional University closure days (pro rata entitlement for part time staff), a pension scheme, Highfield-site sports, arts and culture facilities and a wide range of discounts from national and international shops and services.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at the University and creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their working time between the office and home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our institution as well as our people.

We believe equality and diversity are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a vibrant, proud, and successful organisation. A diverse workforce, with people from different racial, educational, and social backgrounds and a range of ages, opens a wealth of possibilities for Southampton

Salary in line with Level 3 on the University's pay scale the range £25,627. - £30,497.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803, or email . Please quote reference 1719422RR on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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