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Accounts Assistant Helpdesk (Maternity Cover) (Secondment Opportunity)

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Applications are invited for maternity cover for the post of Accounts Assistant, Helpdesk within the Helpdesk Hub team.

The post holder will work within the Helpdesk team on a day-to-day basis. The Helpdesk provides specialist support for Cambridge University Financial System Administration, Accounts Payable, Receivable and iProcurement as well as advising departments on best practice and ensuring that calls and enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

In addition, the post holder also provides support to the Accounts Receivable, Payable and Cash Management team in various areas such as eInvoicing, reconciliation of the Suppliers' accounts, liaising with departments regarding allocation of payments to the University; preparation and reconciliation of International Payments and any other administrative assistance required in those areas.

Candidates should possess the ability to deal with staff and the public; be able to work on their own and in a team and possess excellent interpersonal skills / telephone manner and PC skills. In addition they should be numerate and be able to deal with complex reconciliations; have good prioritisation and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail.

Candidates should be educated to A-level standard / GCSE standard including, Mathematics and English and in addition possess the Association of Accounting Technicians (or equivalent) qualification or currently studying towards this.

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

It is intended that interviews will be held during the week commencing 27 November 2017.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Theresa Jones at, (01223) 332226.

Please quote reference AG13943 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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