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Finance Analyst - Research and Grants

The Cambridge Research Office is looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. This is a finance administration role providing support for departments in the management of their research grants.

Our team is responsible for providing expert advice and guidance and for financially administering external research funding, on behalf of academics and Departments within the University's Schools.

The role provides an excellent opportunity to develop a career in the area of research administration.

Your key responsibilities will be:

Providing procedural and financial advice and guidance to academic and departmental staff on a range of financial administration matters.

Setting up and monitoring research grant budgets against expenditure, you will be able to demonstrate excellent numeracy, communications and organisational skills and a positive, customer-oriented approach.

The role holder will be part of a diverse team, working within a busy office environment, so you must be able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines. Proficiency in using Windows based packages is essential. Knowledge of Oracle Financials and experience in finance administration would be advantageous.

Please see the Further Particulars document for more details of this vacancy. Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based on these criteria.

We have a number of posts available on both a Permanent and Fixed Term basis, we will be reviewing applications on a regular basis. We reserve the right to close the position early once the available positions are filled.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows. This role requires onsite attendance at Greenwich House for a minimum of 2 days per week with additional onsite working according to business need.

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Closing Date: 16th July 2023

If you have questions about the application process, contact

Please quote reference EW36287 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

Further information

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