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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 HR-Recruitment@gre.ac.uk 

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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