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Cambridge Graphene Centre Finance Assistant


We wish to recruit a Finance Assistant to join the Cambridge Graphene Centre administration team. The CGC's mission is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. The CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), in Graphene Technology. The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia.

Your key responsibilities will be: preparing or overseeing the preparation of project budgets using X5, JeS, EMDESK; creation and maintenance of the CGC/CDT finance records; financial tracking and reporting in collaboration with the University Research Operations Office, and the Departmental Finance Office, as well as external funding bodies; weekly budget and expenditure forecast, in terms of personnel, consumables, equipment, travel and any other expenditure category; management and invoicing for the Small Research Facility for the CGC facilities and for the Royce Laboratories located in the CGC labs; tracking of access to the CGC facilities, and invoices to various users; tracking of expenditure and budgets; providing administrative support and covering leave periods for other CGC office staff, as required; purchasing all equipment and consumables for the CGC, and record keeping for such purchases. Weekly updating and maintenance of the CGC and CDT web pages.

The successful candidate will be educated to at least A level standard plus GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English. Also required is a good knowledge and understanding of financial procedures; the ability to use HTML; the ability to use excel to produce pivot tables and make calculations involving large amounts of data; the ability to create and use databases e.g. Microsoft Access, also to use Microsoft word, Power point, and Outlook, or equivalent systems.

You should also have experience in understanding, interpreting, designing and implementing administrative processes, ideally with experience of the University of Cambridge administrative and financial systems (or equivalent experience elsewhere); knowledge of the University's CUFS system, or similar; experience of grant applications including the use of a grant costing tool e.g. X5. Experience in reporting and accounting for EU grants, including Form C, audit processes, etc.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 21 June 2018. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk, 01223 332615). Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Luigi Occhipinti (technology@graphene.cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference NM15127 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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