Senior Accounts Assistant

University of Cambridge
May 23, 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 Property Accounting Services Team provides financial and transactional support to Estates Division. You will be an Senior Accounts Assistant in the Accounting Services Team based in the Finance Division. In line with the recent restructure of the Financial Operations Team, you will be part of the Purchase to pay service line with the main focus of tasks relating to Accounts Payable work.

The Role

You will be using 3 different software packages (Planet, Sage and CUFS) to process invoices into. It is important that these invoices are entered accurately, and in a timely manner to ensure adherence to the agreed timescales. You will be liaising with budget holders in Estates Division and suppliers on a daily basis, and they will be expected to resolve any queries from budget holders or suppliers promptly. You will also be required to help maintain all shared mailboxes used by the team and provide as back up to other areas of Accounts Payable work carried out.

Your Skills

You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and be able to relay information to a wide range of people of all levels.
  • 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.
  • Benefits

    The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • 36 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Flexible working options
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • 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. This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

    Funding for this post is available for 2 years.

    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.

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

    If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Same Thake, Accounts Co-ordinator at [email protected].

    If you have any questions about the application process, please contact a Recruitment Administrator at [email protected].

    Closing date: 23rd May 2024

    Interview Date: 3rd June 2024

    Please quote reference AG41478 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


    6 May 2024

    Closing date

    23 May 2024

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