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Finance Coordinator

Applications are invited for an exciting and newly created role of Finance Coordinator in the Department of Medicine.

This will be a key position in the core team in Medicine, reporting directly to the Business and Operations Manager. The successful candidate will head up a small accounts team and provide financial management information to senior staff that is critical to the successful running of a large and complex Department.

The Department has a total of about 560 staff (including 22 professors) plus 100 visitors. The Department currently holds research grants in the region of £145m and submits up to 200 applications annually in addition to running a comprehensive General Ledger. Operating out of numerous sites around the Addenbrooke's Biomedical Campus and involved in a number of capital projects, the Department is expanding in size and scope.

The Finance Coordinator will, amongst other duties, oversee monthly, quarterly and annual management accounts; prepare annual financial submissions; analyse financial data and provide budgetary and planning advice to senior management. The successful candidate will attend committee and Heads of Department meetings to provide financial advice, and take responsibility for financial controls and planning within the Department.

The post holder will hold a degree in accounting, or equivalent level of qualification. They will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of accounting, and research grants and have substantial experience in a senior finance management role in a similar environment.

Informal enquiries can be made to Helen Lonergan at

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is the 22nd of June 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RC12303 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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