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Accounts Payable Assistant

Finance & Procurement

Salary:  £29,854 to £33,959 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 14 August 2020
Reference:  PSS-FIPO-2020-01

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Accounts Payable Team in the busy Finance Office of LSHTM, processing invoices, payments, expenses, fees and journals, and providing a high level of service to staff, students, suppliers and research collaborators alike.

Reporting to the Assistant Financial Accountant (AP), the successful candidate will have previous experience of working within an Accounts Payable team, dealing with a high volume of transactions preferably covering a wide range of currencies. Speed, accuracy and efficiency, excellent numeracy, communication skills and ability to show initiative and contribute to the development of the team are essential qualities, as are the abilities to take responsibility for queries and resolve problems with minimal supervision. The School uses the Agresso financial system, and previous experience of the system is desirable. A more detailed job description and person specification is attached in the link.

The post is full-time and permanent. The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 4 in the range £29,854 - £33,959 per annum (inclusive of London weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service. Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro-rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based at Senate House in Bloomsbury.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-FIPO-2020-01. 

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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