Jobs, Apprenticeships & Kickstart

Administrator: Accounts Receivable (Finance) - University of Bradford (Kickstart Placement)

Job Description:
Main Purpose
Working with the Accounts Receivable  team to control and maintain records for both student and commercial debtors. You will dispatch invoices, credit notes and reminders as necessary.Ensuring the ledger is up to date and accurate and maintain positive communication with all internal and external stakeholders. To provide advice to students and commercial debtors, whilst working with University staff to address outstanding accounts.

Main Duties

  • Review and maintain the accuracy of debtor records as compiled from various systems, liaising with appropriate colleagues to ensure corrective actions are identified and completed. 
  • Set up and maintain all required information to allow payment of tuition fees, memberships, donations and other University charges by direct debits or bespoke electronic bank transfer software.
  • Prepare for any refunds to be made, ensuring a full audit trail and authorisation with adherence to the University’s refunds policy.
  • Raise and/or despatch invoices, reminders, credit notes and letters as required.
  • Allocation of all incoming ePay payments to debtor ledgers.
  • Ensure incoming mail items, including email for the Accounts Receivable team are actioned in a timely manner.
  • Respond to customer enquiries received by phone/face to face, advising on the payment options available.
  • Maintain a sound audit trail through the recording of appropriate system diary notes and retention of paperwork in accordance with University’s policies

Weekly Wage:
National Minimum wage 

Employer Name & Location:
University of Bradford - Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP

Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time:
25 hours per week, Mon-Fri - to be agreed on appointment.

Number of vacancies & closing date for applications:
1, ongoing 

Duration – Perm / temp:
6 months contract 

Essential and desirable skills:

  • GCSE’s grade A-C (or equivalent) English and Maths
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.
  • Excellent written and oral communications–detail focused, accurate and clear 
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Training provided:
Central and local induction, on the job training, access to various training courses by University’s People Development Team. 

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.