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Accountant, Central & Research Accounting [Temporary Cover] (Secondment)

Fixed-term: 6 months.

The University of Cambridge Finance Division are seeking to recruit for a 6 month secondment opportunity, which has arisen within the Central and Research Accounting Section. The team has overall responsibility for the accounting operation of the General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Research Grant and Inventory transactions

The role offers enormous variety covering both accounting and financial management tasks whilst ensuring best practice is maintained from a procedural perspective. You will oversee the work of one member of staff, prepare monthly management information, monthly reconciliations and supporting Departments.

You will be expected to be proactively working with all University departments and developing strong and effective working relationships to ensure that processes are effective and appropriately managed.

To apply for this position you must be qualified accountant with strong technical accounting skills and a natural flair for systems and procedures. Excel is the reporting tool of choice so you must also be an advanced user. Finally, you must show a talent for managing people and relationships.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mike Sinclair Tel 01223 332350.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing Monday 30th October 2017

Please quote reference AG13506 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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