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Finance Assistant SAH (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Finance Division

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: AG40652

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge in your finance career? Then join the University of Cambridge Finance Division in a new pilot role as Finance Assistant. The role will  working across two faculties in the School of Arts and Humanities  - The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES).

This full-time role reports to the School Finance Manager, but works closely with the two finance leads in FAMES and the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. There will be some flexibility in working location, but it is expected that the role-holder sits within each faculty at least one day per week. 

The Role

The role will cover a range of tasks including:

  •  Being the first point of contact for financial matters for faculty staff & students and give advice and guidance regarding financial procedures.
  •  Processing accounts payable invoices and raising purchase orders.
  •  Prepare monthly payment spreadsheets for submission to Payroll section for processing.
  •  Disseminating information regarding financial policies to faculty staff. 

Your Skills

You should have experience working with finances, not necessarily in the Higher Education sector, although any experience of the University financial system would be an advantage.

You will:

  •  Be able to prioritise your workload and have strong organisational skills.
  •  Have experience of using relevant reporting tools.
  •  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a good a good eye for detail.
  •  The ability to use and learn IT systems are essential (Training will be provided as needed).

With two busy faculties, this role works with two supportive teams and will suit someone pro-active who enjoys variety in their work. 

Benefits

The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  •  36 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  •  Defined benefits pension schemes
  •  Flexible working options
  •  Family-friendly initiatives
  •  Career development opportunities
  •  Support for health & mental wellbeing
  •  Discounts on shopping 

Location

The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows. This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role

Funding for this post is available for 12 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure and a security check. We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Ben Perks, School Finance Manager - Arts & Humanities at ben.perks@admin.cam.ac.uk.

If you have any questions the application process, please contact a Recruitment Administrator at Finhr_recruitment@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 17th March 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 28th March 2024

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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