Senior Accounts Clerk (Temporary Cover)

University of Cambridge - Department of Psychiatry

We are looking to recruit a Senior Accounts Clerk to join the department of Psychiatry, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. You will support our Senior Finance Officer (SFO) in coordinating all financial activity in the department, including research grant activity, general ledger, procurement and accounts administration.

You will be one of the primary points of contact for account enquiries and undertake a full range of support duties including purchasing, accounts payable & receivable as well as fixed assets and supporting the SFO with research grants including reporting and general ledger activities.

The role will require close liaison with the Business & Operations Manager for the purposes of providing financial information, planning and management, as well as all other senior and academic staff in the department, contacts with the Research Office, and central finance teams and external organisations.

The successful candidate should be a good team player with excellent communication skills. The ability to work to deadlines is important, as is willingness to take a pro-active approach to tasks.

Experience of the university finance system (CUFS) and COGNOS or other Oracle systems is desirable.

Informal enquiries may be directed at Dominic Drane on

Deadlines for applications is 4th December 2016. Interviews will take place week commencing 12th December 2016.

We would welcome applications from current University employees who may wish to consider a secondment from their current post. It would be advantageous if this was discussed with current line manager in advance of any application to ensure that approval may be given if successful.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th December 2016.

Please quote reference RN10821 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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