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Senior Accounts Clerk

Working as part of a small finance team under the Accounts Manager, you will be responsible for day to day management of the departmental finances. These duties include dealing with a range of queries both internal and external to the University, authorising invoices and expense claims in accordance with the University's Finance policies and procedures, communicating with the Accounts Manager and research staff on a regular basis and any other additional administrative requests.

The core departmental staff provide a range of services and support throughout the department of which services must be recharged. Recharging will be managed, monitored and invoiced by you.

You will also provide support and guidance to staff and students wishing to submit proposals to sponsors for research grant funding via the University's costing tool (and sponsor submission portals) and be able to provide advice based on grant application type and sponsor.

Applicants should possess competent computer skills and be proficient in the use of computerised accounting systems. The ability to be able to analyse large amounts of data in Microsoft Excel is essential.

Knowledge of research grants, general ledger accounts and experience of Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS) and Cambridge University Costing Tool (X5) would be desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Damian Nelson at

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.

Closing date: 21st February 2019

Interview date: 28th February 2019

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

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

Please quote reference RC18066 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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