Senior Finance Assistant

Inverness, Highland
£28,470 - £32,189 per annum
27 Sep 2023
08 Oct 2023
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

UHI Inverness are seeking an enthusiastic dedicated member of staff to work with us as a Senior Finance Assistant on a permanent full time basis.

We are one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands, a partnership of 11 colleges and research institutions comprising Scotland’s newest university.

As the UK’s leading tertiary education provider, we deliver both further education and higher education courses and that makes us different from traditional institutions. Through an innovative approach to learning and some of the best online learning technologies, we offer our students the complete learner journey, where they have choice and flexibility to study from access level right through to PhD.

UHI Inverness is at the heart of the community. Working closely with businesses and stakeholders, our curriculum and research capacity is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of industry and support the strengths and ambitions of the region. Through a personalised approach, we help our students discover their right path, providing them with a combination of qualification and job-ready skills to succeed in the workplace. UHI Inverness has locations at Inverness Campus and also the Scottish School of Forestry (Balloch), a growing hub for research, innovation and enterprise set within a 215 acre site. 

We are currently seeking a Senior Finance Assistant to join us on a permanent basis. This post involves assisting the Finance Leads to provide an excellent service for the College with specific responsibility for accurate processing, reviewing and reporting all financial transactions to provide real time information.

Key Accountabilities

The post holder will be part of a flexible team required to work in any of the following areas of the Finance Team but will be allocated responsibility for first point of contact for financial enquiries from the public (this includes prospective & enrolled students, suppliers, other customers) and staff at all levels locally within the colleges and the UHI Partnership. 

  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable
  • Finance Reporting and Other Duties
  • Tuition Fees and SITS    

Payroll Activities

The payroll activities will include assisting the Payroll Team Leader with calculations, inputting, processing and verification of data for the College Payroll, to ensure compliance with Finance Policies/Procedures and current legislation to accurately pay monthly salaries to approximately 500 staff.

To assist the Payroll Team Leader with Statutory Returns as required.

To support the Payroll Team Leader with HMRC & Pension Year End Returns and Enrolments.

Qualification Requirements:

Membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians or HNC in Accounting or commitment to achieve this; or experienced in working in an accounting/payroll environment.

Please see the job profile document for full details.

Please note: the successful post holder will need to pass a satisfactory PVG Scheme check through Disclosure Scotland and a satisfactory Financial Check prior to commencing employment.

Application Closing Date: 8th October 2023

Shortlisting will take place week commencing on 9th October 2023

Interviews will be held week commencing 16th October 2023

If you have any queries about the application process, or to request a manual application form, please contact the Human Resources Department on or on 01463 273210.

Requests for feedback following interview are welcomed, however due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted for interview.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.