Accounts Assistant Helpdesk

University of Cambridge - Finance Division

(Maternity Cover)(Secondment opportunity) 

Applications are invited for maternity cover for the post of Accounts Assistant, Helpdesk, within the Helpdesk Hub team.

The post holder will work within the Helpdesk team on a day-to-day basis. The Helpdesk provides specialist support for Cambridge University Financial System Administration, Accounts Payable, Receivable and iProcurement as well as advising departments on best practice and ensuring that calls and enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

In addition, the post holder also provides support to the Accounts Receivable, Payable and Cash Management team in various areas such as eInvoicing, reconciliation of the Supplier's accounts, liaising with departments regarding allocation of payments to the University; preparation and reconciliation of International Payments and any other administrative assistance required in those areas.

Candidates should possess the ability to deal with staff and the public; be able to work on their own and in a team and possess excellent interpersonal skills / telephone manner and PC skills. In addition they should be numerate and be able to deal with complex reconciliations; have good prioritisation and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail.

Candidates should be educated to A-level standard / GCSE standard including, Mathematics and English and in addition possess the Association of Accounting Technicians (or equivalent) qualification or be currently studying towards this.

This post would be suitable as an internal secondment opportunity. If you wish to pursue this opportunity as a secondment, please discuss this with your line manager before applying.

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

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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.

It is intended that interviews will be held during the week commencing 29 January 2018.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Theresa Jones at, (01223) 332226.

Please quote reference AG13943 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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