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Finance Administrator

The Department of Oncology is seeking to recruit an experienced finance administrator to join the central administrative support team within the Department. The post holder will be responsible for the management of department and research grant finances for a diverse and growing organisation.

You will have a degree and/or accountancy qualification (or equivalent) together with experience in financial/grants operations and planning. You will possess organisational and communication skills with the ability to clearly present and explain information. In addition, you will have good attention to detail, and have the ability to make decisions and to work well under pressure and meet exact deadlines. You will be an effective team worker, quickly able to develop good working relationships within the Department. You will have demonstrated the ability to work in a self-directed and autonomous manner, while ensuring that business needs are being met.

The Department of Oncology is renowned nationally and internationally and benefits from a major commitment from Cancer Research UK, recognising Cambridge's position at the forefront of cancer research.

The University of Cambridge is an exciting, vibrant, research led academic community offering opportunities to work with leading internationally recognised academics whose visions are shaping tomorrows world.

Informal enquiries may be made to Vicki Sparkes, Business & Operations Manager, by e-mail on

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

The closing date is 24 February 2019, with interviews to take place in early March.

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

Please quote reference RD17975 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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