Finance Coordinator

Finance Coordinator

A vacancy has arisen for a Finance Coordinator at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH). The role is full-time, but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working.

You will be responsible for coordinating the finance administration services within CRASSH in order to contribute to the management of the Centre’s finances. This includes the day-to-day operation of all aspects of the accounting and financial procedures for CRASSH including, but not limited to, managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, monitoring expenditure on budgets, reporting on research grants, raising and responding to financial queries from stakeholders, completing month/year end processes and undertaking other such duties commensurate with the grade of the post. You will be the main link between numerous budget holders and the Finance division/School office/University Finance System. You will also be the primary point of contact for account coding queries.

You will hold at least a level 4 vocational qualification in finance (e.g. AAT) or have equivalent practical experience. You must have experience in using computerised accounting systems, ideally with Oracle financials and/or the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS).

You will be highly numerate, analytical and proficient in standard software packages, particularly Excel. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential, including the ability to explain financial regulations and procedures effectively to non-finance staff, displaying tact and diplomacy at all times. You must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail and achieving high levels of accuracy. You will also be required to work on your own initiative within the scope of your role.

Previous experience of working in an accounts environment within a University would be an advantage.

The role is mainly office-based, but hybrid working arrangements can be discussed.

Salary: £27,929-£32,348

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 30 October 2022. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the Schools HR team.

Interviews will take place the week starting 3 October 2022, subject to change. The start date is as soon as possible thereafter.

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Please quote reference VM33016 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.

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