Accounts Payable Adviser

City of Bristol
£22,009 - £23,108
05 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Office for Students (OfS) was established by the Higher Education and Research Act in 2017 and became fully operational in April 2018. OfS`s primary aim is to ensure that English higher education is delivering positive outcomes for students - past, present, and future. Our objectives are to ensure that students, from all backgrounds (particularly those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds):

  • Are supported to access, succeed in, and progress from, higher education
  • Receive high quality academic experience and their interests are protected while they study or in the event of provider, campus or course closure
  • Are able to progress into employment or further study, and their qualifications hold their value over time
  • Receive value for money

The Resources, Finance & Transformation Directorate provides critical services to the OfS to enable the organisation to deliver its strategy. The Directorate ensures that the OfS complies with statutory and other public sector requirements, identifies and manages risks and opportunities and co-ordinates efforts across the organisation to be efficient and effective.

The aim of the role `Accounts Payable Adviser` is to ensure that the agreed priorities for the finance team are delivered. Key responsibilities include: operating OfS`s accounts payable processes; ensuring the timely release and preparation of payments; and understanding and following the existing controls for the accounts payable function. The role requires engagement with internal stakeholders to ensure that the finance team delivers `best in class` service and that the Operational finance team meets business needs.

In this role, the post holder may support SRU projects from time to time.

The key person attributes to fulfil this role include:
- excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- and experience of exercising judgement in sharing complex and sensitive information.

The role is full time; however, we will consider job share and part time applicants (minimum 0.8 FTE).

Closing date: 23:55 on 19th December 2018.
Shortlist: 20th December 2018.
Interview date: 3rd January 2019.

If you have any particular requirements in relation to the selection process, please let us know immediately so that we can discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need. We are requesting this information to make the process as equitable as possible for each candidate.

OfS is working towards equal opportunities in employment.