Finance Assistant (Payables)

United Kingdom
Aug 10, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We have two vacancies in the Payables team based in the centre of Bristol.  The Payables team comprises of three smaller teams - two serving our colleagues in the Faculty Finance teams, plus the Accounts Payable team, who undertake the physical processing of payments.

The purpose of the role is to process all Faculty and/or Professional Services Divisions purchase orders, invoices and expense claims through the University's Integrated Purchasing System in a timely manner, dealing with any related queries as they arise, and to ensure all expenditure is in accordance with the University of Bristol Financial Regulations. Once approved and processed, Finance Assistants in the Accounts Payable team will process all payments to our Suppliers, students and other beneficiaries via BACS, Cheque and Bank Transfer.  In addition, the role holder will be required to process other ad hoc expenditure using other University approved processes e.g. Purchasing Card, Cash Passports. These tasks require data analysis, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to make appropriate decisions.

We are looking for applicants educated to GCSE level. You should have an aptitude for working with finance and non-finance specialists and a customer service focused attitude. Experience of using a purchasing system in a large complex organisation and an awareness of VAT regulations is desirable but not essential. You should be a good communicator, able to organise workloads effectively and work well under pressure.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact: Janice Murphy, Accounts Payable Manager:


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