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Finance Assistant

Staffordshire University Academies Trust

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £22,737 to £23,893 Per Annum
Release Date:  Thursday 16 March 2023
Closing Date:   Monday 27 March 2023
Reference:  SUAT23-02

Staffordshire University Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising of twenty academies spread throughout Staffordshire. We are looking to appoint a Finance Assistant to start in April 2023 at our head offices on the Staffordshire University campus, Leek Road. The role will focus on supporting the finance team through various roles and tasks as well as having the opportunity to demonstrate independent work skills, team working and progression. 

 Hours: Minimum 30 to 37 hours per week, Term Time including Inset days + 2 weeks (Working 41.2 weeks per year)

 Start Date: April 2023 or ASAP

 Salary: Grade 3 - 4

 Closing Date: Monday 27th March 2023 (Midday, 12pm)

 Shortlisting Date: Monday 27th March 2023

 Successful applicants to be informed: Tuesday 28th March 2023

 Interview Date: Thursday 30th March 2023

 Please see the job description attached for further details. 

All application forms and recruitment monitoring forms should be completed and returned to by the closing date.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The Finance Assistant will be working within a busy and efficient Finance department. 
  • The role is varied, assisting with coordinating a number of specific finance processes on a day-to-day basis, to ensure the smooth running of the finance function. 
  • This position also requires exceptional administrative and communication skills.
  • Have excellent ICT, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have good organisational skills.
  • Professional telephone manner. 
  • Finance experience and knowledge is essential. 

Personal qualities

  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, confident and an enthusiastic person who enjoys using their own initiative. 

 SUAT is pleased to offer employees various benefits, inclusive of (but not limited to):

  • A friendly and supportive finance team
  • Career progression and further training opportunities including AAT
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement
  • Generous Pension
  • Hybrid Working to offer a flexible approach to work life balance
  • Free Car Parking
  • Wellbeing Support
  • On Site Catering Facilities
  • Trust Laptop
  • An opportunity to work for SUAT which has strong links to Staffordshire University

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