University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Finance Assistant (Central Services)

Finance Assistant (Central Services)

Salary Grade 4 (£23,700 - £25,138 p.a. Depending on experience)

This role will be based on the University campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Would you like to be part of a busy team providing high quality, customer- focused support to the professional services teams Do you have excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate work under pressure? Do you have strong communication skills and enjoy working with people?

As a member of the Central Services Finance team, you will contribute to the provision of an effective and efficient financial support service to staff, students and visitors across the Services. You will be required to handle large volumes of work whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy. You will have particular responsibility for processing expense claims, goods receipting, maintaining finance spreadsheets, general filing duties and providing advice and guidance in line with the University's policies and procedures.

You will need to work closely with colleagues in the Central Services and the Central Services Finance team. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills you will have the ability to build positive working relationships with a wide range of people.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Miss Rachel Lee, Finance Lead – Professional Services

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Finance (inc Payroll) Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 4 Salary: £23,700 to £25,138 p.a. Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Tuesday 07 May 2024 Closing Date: Saturday 18 May 2024 Reference: CSFIN1304

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    Finance Assistant (Central Services)


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 18, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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