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Finance Assistant (Part Time)

The MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department within the Clinical School, University of Cambridge, studies the genetic and environmental determinants of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic person to join our friendly Business Team as Finance Assistant, as a job share for eight hours per week spread across Thursdays and Fridays, now that the current post holder wishes to reduce their hours. Reporting to the Business and Finance Manager with close working links to the Finance Officers, the role holder will provide an efficient finance administration service to the MRC Epidemiology Unit. Primarily working on accounts payable invoices, the post holder will ensure we have been charged correctly by suppliers, and get invoices authorised for payment before sending to the Shared Services team for processing. Further responsibilities include statement reconciliation, resolving invoice and payment queries and managing the finance email inbox.

You will have proven communication skills both oral and written and the ability to multi-task whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy. You will be highly organised and proficient in using the internet and MS Outlook, Word and Excel. An accounting qualification will be an advantage.

This role is part of a job-share with one other member of the team, additional hours may be available to cover shifts for their job-share partner during periods of absence.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2 June 2024. Interviews likely will be held on 12 June 2024.

For informal enquiries please contact Anice Norman, Business and Finance Manager

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2025 in the first instance.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

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 SJ41625 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.

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