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Finance Administrator

University of Cambridge - Department of Physics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £29,605 to £33,966
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th June 2024
Closes: 20th June 2024
Job Ref: KA41932

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity in which to develop your finance career in a world leading academic department and University?

The Department of Physics is seeking a highly motivated and professional individual to undertake financial duties in one of our administrative Hubs, providing proactive support to academic and research staff. 

Candidates will be educated to HND, HNC level 4/5 vocational qualification (or equivalent level of practical experience) and have AAT Intermediate or equivalent (or working towards). Candidates will also need to have previous accounting experience, excellent organisational and communication skills and be IT literate. 

This role has a wide range of responsibilities, including assisting with administrative services, managing departmental finances, conducting routine and ad-hoc financial reporting, and providing financial training. You will be expected to work proactively with academics, researchers, and departmental budget holders, building strong and effective working relationships to ensure efficient and appropriate processes.

The postholder will be involved in all aspects of finance, including general ledger and research grant management and reporting, as well as purchasing, facilities charging, invoice processing, managing expense claims, and overseeing a team credit card.

It is vital that you possess excellent inter personal skills to be able to work well with the Hub team and manage good working relationships with a wide variety of people from all over the world, in order to gain an understanding of the needs of academics and research staff and deliver a responsive financial service to them.  You will be involved in contributing to continuous improvements in the Department's financial administration through close cooperation with the central Finance team.

The Department is looking forward to major developments, including moving to a state of the art, multi-million pound new building early next year. This is an exciting and challenging time for the Department and we would like a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude towards change and development to join us.

The Department is committed to supporting training and development opportunities such as AAT accreditation.

Interviews will be held at the end of June or first week of July

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to Ragha Adapa, Kapitza Hub Manager at kapitza.manager@phy.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference KA41932 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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