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Finance Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence based in central Cambridge has an opportunity for a Finance Coordinator to join an expanding support services team. This is a new post created to manage a growing portfolio of grants and donations received by the Centre. The post holder will join a friendly and professional team of academics and support services staff. The Centre is high-profile and rapidly expanding, while also offering a culture that actively promotes equality, diversity and family-friendliness, and is sympathetic to flexible working where possible.

The successful candidate will be required to work between 18 and 22 hours per week to be arranged with the Centre Administrator on appointment at the Centre, however there is the opportunity to be considered for full time hours taking on similar duties within other institutions in the School of Arts and Humanities for the remaining two days per week. Please indicate on your application the number of hours you would wish to work.

Reporting to the Centre Administrator, the role holder will manage the day to day running of all aspects of the accounting and financial procedures for the Department. This includes preparing and raising invoices for incoming payments, raising purchase orders, undertaking and advising on procurement and tender procedures, reporting on research grants, monitoring expenditure on budgets and responding to queries from Principal Investigators and other budget holders, and assisting with month end reporting and audit preparation.

You will be educated to A level with GCSE English and Maths, Grade C or above, and hold a Finance/Accounting AAT qualification or significant experience of working in financial administration. You must have experience of using computerised accounting systems, ideally with Oracle financials and/or the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS).

You will be highly numerate, analytical and proficient in standard software packages, particularly Excel. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential, including the ability to explain financial regulations and procedures effectively to non ¿finance staff, displaying tact and diplomacy at all times. You must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail and achieving high levels of accuracy. You will also be required to work on your own initiative within the scope of your role.

Previous experience of working in an accounts environment within a University would be an advantage.

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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2020 in the first instance.

Please quote reference GO17023 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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