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Accounts Assistant, Helpdesk

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Helpdesk team of the Finance Division as an Accounts Assistant, Helpdesk.

The Helpdesk team provides specialist first-line support for various aspects of the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS), including areas such as: User Administration, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, iProcurement and Expenses as well as advising departments on best practice and ensuring that calls and enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

The Role

Reporting to the Helpdesk and Cash Management Supervisor, you will provide support to the Accounts Receivable, Payable and Cash Management teams in various areas such as:

  • eInvoicing
  • Reconciliation of supplier accounts
  • Liaising with departments regarding allocation of payments to the University
  • Preparation, verification, and reconciliation of International Payment
  • Any other administrative assistance required in these areas

Your Skills

You will possess the following:

  • Strong abilities within processing accounting transactions
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manner
  • Intermediate knowledge of excel and working knowledge of Oracle Financials
  • Experience of dealing with complex reconciliations
  • Strengths of time management and attention to detail


The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • 36 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Flexible working options
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Discounts on shopping
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loans
  • Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes


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 arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Funding for this post is available up until 31st July 2027.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure and a security check.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Simon Miller, Supervisor: Helpdesk & Cash Management at

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact a Recruitment Administrator at

Closing date: 28th July 2024

Interview date: 6th August 2024

Please quote reference AG42369 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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