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Accounts Assistant

University Sports Service

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £20,600-£23,487 pro rata
  • REF: DG29703
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Part Time

The University of Cambridge Sports Service is seeking an Accounts Assistant to work as part of a small but busy team based at the University Sports Centre in West Cambridge.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role holder will be a key member of the Sports Service team, contributing to the administration of accounts and acting as the first point of contact for staff and suppliers in relation to finance.

The role holder will provide accounts payable administration; checking and matching purchase orders against invoices, liaising with budget holders and suppliers, setting up and reactivating suppliers in the University financial system, raising purchase orders and matching these against invoices, processing expense claims and reconciling monthly statements from suppliers.

The Accounts Assistant will provide accounts receivable administration, raising invoices and credit notes, setting up customer details in the University financial system, receiving income and maintaining a debtors list. They will also assist with the preparation of financial reports and month end and year end accounts.In addition to their main accounts’ duties, the role holder will provide general clerical/administrative support for various Sports Service teams. This may include checking documents and committee papers, completing data entry and record-keeping tasks and assisting with specific termly or annual tasks.

The successful applicant must be able to manage their own workload, prioritising tasks within a general set of guidelines.

Applicants must be educated to GCSE or NVQ level 2 level (or equivalent), be experienced with the Microsoft Office suite (in particular Excel) and have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Knowledge of the principles, processes and general concepts related to Finance/Accounts would be advantageous. However, an interest in accounts and numerical proficiency is equally important. This position could suit someone at the beginning of their career in finance, e.g., whilst studying for AAT or equivalent. Working knowledge of the Cambridge University Finance System CUFS or a similar accounting software is desirable, but not essential.

This is a part-time appointment. The working hours are 18 hours per week.

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

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

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

Further information on the Sports Service can be found at: http://www.sport.cam.ac.uk.

If you have any questions that are not covered by the Further Information sheet or the Sports Service website or for an informal discussion, please e-mail Stephanie Clare at accounts@sport.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference DG29703 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

  • Accounts Assistant Further Information – Jan 2022

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