Finance Assistant

Portsmouth, Hampshire
15,500 - 19,000 (pro rata)
11 Jul 2018
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent

The Post

The right person will have financial and administration experience with the ability to work well in a team. They will be part of a team of 5 that delivers all areas of Finance, HR and Central Administration activity for The Union.


  • Provision of financial information to staff
  • Assisting with reconciliation of accounts
  • Posting cashbook & online shop income
  • Updating budgets
  • Assisting with provision of training to staff and students
  • Checking flexi sheets
  • Clerking
  • Filing
  • Assisting with recruitment & new starters (both career staff and student staff)
  • Assisting with information for payroll

About you:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organised and good at prioritising tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with others
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Good IT skills including Excel and Word
  • Preferably have worked with a cloud based accounting system


  • Strong team mentality where everyone supports one another
  • Regular training opportunities
  • Regular team development days
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Additional Christmas leave (University shutdown)
  • Flexi-time
  • Access to University staff benefits: discounted gym membership, free Library membership, parking on campus at a discounted rate, bike safe
  • Sociable workplace
  • 35 hour week
  • Free NUS Extra discount card

The Organisation

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union is a vibrant, forward thinking organisation with a vision of “delivering a positive impact with every Portsmouth student”. As a charity led by its values and guided by its students, the Union provides wide-ranging services and activities for the 20,000 + students of the University of Portsmouth. The Union is based in the centre of Portsmouth and turns over £1.7M per annum, employing approximately 35 career staff and a further 35 student staff. The organisation also works with over 1000 registered student volunteers and has close to 8000 members of sports clubs and societies.

Interviews will be held on: 14th August 2018

 Please note, CVs are not accepted as a form of application, candidates must complete a UPSU application form.

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