University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Finance Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Finance Officer Financial Compliance & Operations - Student Finance Location: Avery Hill Campus

Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 plus £5269 London weighting per annum Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Tuesday 14 May 2024 Closing Date: Tuesday 04 June 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 4518

This position is based within the University's Directorate of Central Finance and is based on the Avery Hill campus, although travel to other campuses is sometimes required.

The Directorate of Central Finance at the University is an integral part of the professional services directorates. With the introduction of our new finance system Horizon, we aim to improve the financial statistics and planning provision across the university by providing professional and expert guidance and services in partnerships both internally and externally.

The post holder will have the following administrative responsibilities within a mixed customer service context, relating to various income streams including but limited to the Student Loan Company, devolved Nations and US Federal Aid and commercial accounts receivable.

  • To lead on the administration of our service requirements to the Student Loan Company in relation to student support offered via SFE, SFW, SFNI and SAAS using SiS.
  • To maintain the university's programmes in the Courses Management Service associated with student support offered by the SLC.
  • Administrative responsibility for the assessment of eligibility of aid via the William D Ford Federal Aid programme to US Nationals through FSA Partner Connect and the allocation of funding received.
  • At times, advise and support the Account Receivable and Credit Control teams with income and allocation through other income streams.
  • To deal with enquiries regarding all income streams administered by the Central Income Team and AR and to support the manager and the wider team day to day.
  • The post holder will be expected to provide and deliver professional administration and expertise in areas covered by the Central Income Team and liaise with other departments across the university including but not limited to Central Finance, Student & Academic Service departments, Faculties, Information and Library Services and external partners and customers.

    The post holder may also be required to take an administrative lead and Service delivery for any new income streams as and when they present, relating to, for example, LLE provision, new ESFA funding or any other income stream, with the support of the Manager.

    You will be an experienced administrator, who is well versed in the Student Support Regulations, requirements associated with the delivery of Federal Aid and general accounts receivable processes, a methodical problem-solver with excellent communication skills. You will be thorough, accurate and have a keen eye for detail with the ability to prioritise your workload. These skills and qualities will have been gained within a similar administrative setting in a university or college of Higher Education.

    It is essential that you have a sound understanding of delivering a professional service relating to accounts receivable for a range of customers. A good understanding of the ESFA funding rules and systems, the Student Support Regulations, SLC systems, and other HE funding would be essential.

    Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on [email protected]

    Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer Jobs and careers University of Greenwich and information on the university's working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines Documents University of Greenwich

    To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich

    We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people who are currently under- represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

    We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge / Mentally Healthy Universities , we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

    We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

    We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees' experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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    Job details


    Finance Officer


    University of Greenwich


    United Kingdom


    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 04, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Greenwich was established in 1890 at Woolwich Polytechnic and received its first CGLI certificate in 1892. In 1992, the institution gained the status of a university and was renamed as the University of Greenwich. Over the years, the university has made its place among the top academic institutions in the world. It has gained the accreditations of many prestigious organizations like CIPD, APS, and AMBA.

    Notably, the University of Greenwich has three campuses. Two of these campuses, Avery Hill Campus and Greenwich Campus, are located in London while the third campus, Medway Campus, is located in Kent, England. The Greenwich campus is the university's home campus and has the Stock well Street Building that houses TV and film studios, a library, and high-tech editing suites. Also, the social and teaching spaces of the campus are located in the £25-million Dreadnought Building. The Avery Hill campus has excellent sports and teaching facilities with four clinical skills labs, two weather-proof sports pitches, a sports hall, a huge lecture theatre, and a gym. The Medway campus has many study facilities like an 8,000-m2 lab, the Drill Hall Library, residential facilities, and a student hub.

    The university offers many undergraduate- and postgraduate-level programmes in various fields like accounting, finance, architecture, science, business, management, engineering, arts, English, social science, history, law, marketing, nursing, pharmacy, and psychology. And, the university offers these courses through its Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities, Faculty of Business School, Faculty of Education and Health, and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The university has alliances with many regional and international academic institutions to provide students with facilities like student exchange and study abroad programmes. Further, the university's industrial placement scheme is available to help students get suitable jobs.

    The University of Greenwich has over 225,000 alumni across the globe. Amongst the names of notable alumni include Charles K. Kao, a well-known physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Malorie Blackman is the author of some famous novels like Hacker, A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E, Pig-Heart Boy, Tell Me No Lies and Dead Gorgeous. Jamie Adenuga (Jme) is a popular record producer and co-founder of Boy Better Know. Abiy Ahmed is the third Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Dave Rowntree is the drummer in the rock band, Blur. He is also an English animator, solicitor, and politician.

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