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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Job Title: Finance Clerk (Full-time, 2 years Fixed Term)

Salary: £22,659-£26,243 

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is a department of the University, providing accredited and non-credit-bearing courses for part time adult learners studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level for personal intellectual enrichment or professional development. The Institute receives annually approximately 10,000 applications for hundreds of courses delivered by the academic staff of ICE and others from the wider University and our panel of tutors. This role is central to the provision of high quality student services at ICE.

The Institute is a largely self-financed department of the University with an annual turnover of £9m in 2017/18 and reserves of around £10m. It operates a complex diverse divisional structure focusing on the provision of continuing education (4,350 enrolments in 2017/18) and a supporting programme of commercial operations.

Working in a busy finance team the post holder is an integral part of a team of five, including the Head of Finance, Management Accountant, Senior Finance Clerk and Accounts Assistant which constitutes the Finance team within the Institute of Continuing Education. We are seeking to appoint a Finance Clerk who will report directly to the Head of Finance dealing with financial processing relating to the Institute’s activities. The role-holder will work closely with the Senior Finance Clerk and Accounts Assistant in the administration of the accounts and maintains the financial records within the Institute of Continuing Education.

Supporting a busy finance office, the role will focus on the processing of accounts payable from commercial Hall operations, possessing of panel tutor payments through the University Payments System, monitoring income of our booking systems and setting up suppliers (including the required checks for tax status queries), while contributing to other duties suitable for the grade and ensuring the finance office is covered during periods of leave.

The successful candidate will be educated to A-level/NQV 3 standard or equivalent level of practical experience. They will have experience of using Microsoft Office and in particular, Excel. Also experience in using relevant reporting tools is essential and a knowledge of Oracle is an advantage.

The role holder must be able to demonstrate knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Finance/Accounts Administration. They must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in their work and be able to communicate effectively with a range of colleagues across the Institute.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2-years in the first instance.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Head of Finance, Richard Stuckey ( Any questions about the application process may be directed to:

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 June 2019. Interviews will take place on Thursday 11 July 2019.

Please quote reference EA19486 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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