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Accounts Assistant

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology wishes to appoint an Accounts Assistant to help support our busy finance team. The successful candidate will undertake the administration of accounts and maintain financial records within the Department in order to contribute to the management of Departmental finances.

They will assist in the provision of a largely autonomous accounting and purchasing service, responsible for the processing of about 4500 invoices per annum of total value £2M. Grant income is £6.0M per annum. The postholder will have purchasing responsibility up to £5,000, and will undertake cash management, journal transfers, and various accounting reports.

The postholder will also provide cover in Stores during periods of leave of Stores personnel, assisting members of the Department in the ordering and collection of items.

Educated to A- Level standard or equivalent, the post holder will be expected to have (or be working towards) an appropriate AAT qualification and also have previous experience working in an Accounts environment. In addition the successful candidate would need to demonstrate knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Finance/Accounts Administration.

Excellent communication and organisational skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office packages will also be expected along with experience of appropriate reporting tools. Further information about the Department is available from the website:

Benefits of working at University of Cambridge include:
  • Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave inclusive of bank holidays for full time employees, pro rata'd for part time employees
  • Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare)
  • An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution
  • Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores

More information on the role and benefits for staff members can be found in the Further Particulars attached.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Interviews will be held on 1st March 2024.

Please quote reference NQ40383 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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