Finance Officer

Job Title: Finance Officer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Musselburgh
Salary: £24771 per annum
Start Date: 2019-06-13 00:00:00
Reference: 082104792
Contact Name: Anamaria Colceriu
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 13, 2019 14:30

Job Description

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in Edinburgh to recruit for Finance Officer on a temporary basis for around 5 months. The roles are full time and the rate of pay is £24,771 per annum

Role Purpose:
  • To support the Finance business partners in delivering a high quality, proactive financial management and management information service to the budget holders and managers.

The purpose of the Finance Department is to:
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately and timeously.
  • Ensure that income is maximised by receiving as early as possible, and that costs are controlled effectively
  • Implement and report upon action taken to secure achievement of the University's financial sustainability strategies
  • Ensure that reliable and meaningful management information is made available to users and stakeholders, including the University Court, senior management, University budget holders, and the Scottish Funding Council
  • Ensure that adequate internal financial controls are in place and are operating effectively, to the satisfaction of internal and external auditors, the Audit Committee and the University Court.
  • Ensure that appropriate support is provided for the effective management of research, knowledge exchange and commercial activities.

  • Processing month end journals.
  • Monitoring multiple e-mail inboxes.
  • Weekly review of purchase invoice log.
  • Daily import and updating of purchase invoice log.
  • Prepare and issue monthly project reports.
  • Support finance business partners.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role and grade, together with other areas of work as may be requested by the Head of Finance from time to time.
  • Experience of financial management processes.
  • Three year experience in similar position.
  • Experience in the analysis, preparation and control of both income and expenditure budgets.
  • Experience of using financial accounting software for maintaining, entering and reporting complex financial data and transactions.
  • Experience of interpreting, preparing and communicating financial reports to a variety of stakeholders, utilising a high level of competency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills with a high level of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail particularly when working to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team but also independently with minimal supervision using own initiative.
  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all levels within the university and external organisations
  • Enthusiastic, enabling and flexible approach to managing work priorities

Desirable Skills:
  • Financial qualification such as AAT or equivalent
  • Experience of financial administration within a further or higher education institution.

Please apply online.