Senior Accounts Assistant

University of Cambridge
February 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£25,742-£29,605
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Senior Accounts Assistant

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Accounts Assistant within the Accounting Services Team based in the Finance Division.

The Finance Division manages the financial resources of the University and the support services for the financial functions carried out by the University's departments. This role is part of the Accounting Services section of the Finance Division which performs a range of key strategic and operational accounting and administrative duties. If you are passionate about Finance, keen to develop your skills and qualifications, and looking for an exciting opportunity to deliver a high quality service, then this is the role for you.

The Role

To provide a professional order to cash service to the University. The post holder is responsible for carrying out Accounts Receivable duties including raising customer invoice and credit notes, receipting income, and uploading of direct debit payment files.

The post holder is responsible for collating and analysing income. This includes preparing and updating the BACS spreadsheets for Sterling and currency accounts. This will allow senior management to monitor the cash position of the University, and carry out the required reconciliations on University bank accounts.

The post holder will also be responsible to support all tasks in relation to the commercial and residential tenants who are billed via Propman. These tasks include preparing files for a monthly direct debit collection, ensuring records are kept up to date on Propman, daily receipting of online card payments and weekly BACS payments. The role holder will be required to liaise with the Accommodation and Property Teams based in Estates Division, to ensure tenants records are kept up to date and where required the role holder will assist these teams with debt collection.

Your Skills

The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent communication skills and be able to relay information to a wide range of people of all levels. They will also have good organisational skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Knowledge of standard Microsoft packages, with a particular knowledge of Excel is essential. Experience of working with the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS) would be highly desirable, however previous experience of working in an accounts environment is essential.


The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Flexible working options
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Discounts on shopping
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loans
  • Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes
  • 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.

    The Finance Division has embraced hybrid working and individuals are currently working with their team two days a week from a University site, principally Greenwich House, and three days worked remotely (for those working a standard Mon to Fri week). This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

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

    Funding for this post is permanent.

    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.

    If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Sam Thake, on [email protected].

    If you have any questions the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Closing Date: 16th February 2024

    Interview Date: 26th February 2024

    Please quote reference AG40199 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.

    Further information
  • Further Information - Senior Accounts Assistant
  • Department/Location

    Finance Division






    Assistant staff


    24 January 2024

    Closing date

    16 February 2024

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