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Finance Assistant

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Education

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £25,742 to £29,605 pa
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: JR40717

The Faculty of Education has an exciting opportunity for a new Finance Assistant to join the Faculty Finance Office. The Finance Office is responsible for all areas of financial administration in the Faculty, supporting and enabling both daily operations and longer term strategic aims with effective financial processes, whilst ensuring University financial policies and procedures are followed.

The new post holder will join the existing Finance Team of five who work closely together to provide a high quality comprehensive financial service to the Faculty.

The Role

The overall purpose of the post is to undertake the administration of accounts and maintain financial records within the Faculty in order to contribute to the management of Faculty finances.

The remit of the role covers a range of financial tasks, working across AP, AR, GL and procurement. This will include raising purchase orders, processing payment of invoices, reconciling expenses, setting up new suppliers/customers in the University Finance System (UFS), dealing with supplier or staff queries, receipting income and carrying out month-end procedures.

The role holder will be the first point of contact for faculty staff on financial matters, offering guidance on University processes and procedures, running/reviewing UFS reports for budget holders and ensuring financial information is recorded accurately in the Finance System.

Your Skills

The successful candidate will be educated to A level standard / NVQ level 3 or equivalent level of practical experience, and have worked in an accounts or admin based environment.

You will have experience of using Microsoft Office packages (particularly Excel), and have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. The postholder will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture.

Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

For full details of the responsibilities of the post and the person specification, please see the further particulars, click the 'Apply' button above.

The closing date for applications is 17th March 2024.

We hope to hold interviews on 27th/28th March 2024.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click the 'Apply' button above.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Tracey Theobald-Greaves - (tlg20@cam.ac.uk).

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you have any questions about the application process please contact the Faculty of Education HR team (recruitment@educ.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR40717 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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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