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Commercial Finance Administrator

Deadline for applications: N/A

Contract type: Full time, permanent

Job overview

We’re hiring for an enthusiastic and energetic Commercial Finance Administrator to be based in our Brighton offices, five minutes’ walk from the train station. Working within our commercial finance function, in this job you’ll provide support to the Head of Financial Analysis, Commercial Business Partners and the Commercial Finance Director in order to deliver effective business partnering, planning and analysis across the UK and North America HE divisions. You'll support all of the processing tasks within the team for the month-end, planning and ad hoc support requirements.

This is a great opportunity for candidates looking for a first step into a career within accounting and finance. We’ll work with you to develop your skills, and support study towards an accounting qualification.

Key responsibilities

Administration Tasks

  • Preparation/loading of non-financial data including student volumes/weeks and New Student Enrolments on a monthly basis
  • Preparation and production of the monthly packs
  • Supporting the Commercial Finance team to provide robust, accurate and consistent KPI reporting across all brands
  • Development of new and continuous improvement of existing reporting and analysis by supporting reviews and ideas sharing across the team
  • Supporting the maintenance of the teams reporting suite, including but not limited to Agresso Excelerator reporting from the finance system
  • Responsible for annual progression invoicing to ensure an efficient and accurate process from initial data collation to the receipt of funds
  • Maintenance of robust Excel budgets and forecast models across the brands
  • Supporting the loading of budget and forecast data (financial and non-financial) to the finance system and reconciling results to ensure this has been completed accurately


  • Supporting the transition into a forecast and budget platform and remove the reliance on Excel, throughout 2019
  • Continuous improvement of supporting gathering and delivery of data
  • Future KPI development for business requirements, supporting the data collection and presentation to the commercial finance team


  • Work closely with the Finance Analyst to ensure appropriate task cover
  • Provide day to day support for the links to the back office finance processes, such as expenses support and workflow

Skills and attributes required

  • Self-starter, able to take initiatives and openly suggest ideas
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with financial and non-financial colleagues
  • Excellent team worker and team player
  • Excellent data manipulation and interpretation skills including Excel and PowerPoint presentation
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and effectively prioritise
  • Ability to provide cover and take on tasks to support the team pro-actively
  • Ambition to progress
  • Able to deal with ambiguity

Key Benefits

The job comes with a great package including:

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday rising incrementally up to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Enhanced pension scheme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, Wellbeing centre, and much more

About Study Group

Study Group is a global leader in preparing students for international academic success and rewarding careers through a transformational learning experience. Our global recruitment teams enrolled over 30,000 students from 142 countries in 2018. The universities we work with trust us to increase their international footprint, access student diversity and provide assured progression, so they can continue to focus on academic excellence.

Organisational compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

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How to apply

We take pride in providing an excellent candidate experience to all potential candidates, so will ensure a timely response and process for all applicants. If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.