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Finance Assistant - Purchase Ledger (Fixed-Term)


Salary:   £17,682 to £19,133
Closing Date:   Sunday 08 August 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 16 August 2021
Reference:  FIX-555-2021

Bishop Grosseteste University is looking to appoint a Finance Administrator – Purchase Ledger to join its Finance department.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position (backfill due to a secondment for maternity cover). 

Bishop Grosseteste University is based in the historic uphill area of the city, just a ten-minute walk away from the castle and cathedral and a range of other cultural and historical attractions. BGU has been awarded a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework Award for its teaching and learning and the unique and positive experience we offer our students is well recognised and evidenced through such key achievements. This is an exciting time of expansion and growth for the institution and BGU will be able to provide you with the opportunity to develop your career and contribute to our ongoing success. 

You will join a small and friendly finance team in a busy environment. You will be confident and have excellent communication skills with the ability to give and receive information effectively. A flexible approach to working is essential within this busy team.

You will be responsible for processing high volume of invoices, recording all supplier transactions, managing queries and analysis of purchasing information alongside other duties.

You will have strong numerical skills, attention to detail and ideally have proven experience working in a similar role. 

BGU offers a generous employee benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday for Grades 1-6
  • 35 days holiday for Grades 7+
  • Plus 3 additional discretionary days annual leave over the Christmas period
  • Various pension scheme options including a Local Government Pension Scheme offering up to a 19.5% Employer Contribution, a Teachers Pension scheme offering up to 23.68% Employer Contribution, and also a 10% non-contributory pension for members of staff that do not wish to pay into a scheme.
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme including free online GP services and face to face counselling sessions
  • We also offer various free perks and discounted vouchers through Perkbox e.g. a monthly free cinema ticket, a free coffee every week, a Birthday Box delivered straight to your work or home, Free Eyecare Vouchers, a Cycle to Work Scheme, plus many discounts at various high street shops and online brands.

Informal enquiries about this post may be made to Karen Day, Financial Accountant. Email:  

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Bishop Grosseteste University values people and promotes equal opportunities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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