Accounts Assistant – Helpdesk

Finance Division, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 18th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £26,715-£30,942
  • REF: AG25634
  • Closes: 12th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

We now have an opportunity within the Helpdesk Hub team for the position of Accounts Assistant – Helpdesk, fixed term for 18 months.

The post holder will work within the Helpdesk team on a day-to-day basis. The Helpdesk provides specialist support for Cambridge University Financial System Administration, Accounts Payable, Receivable, iProcurement and Concur Expenses as well as advising departments on best practice and ensuring that calls and enquiries are dealt with in a timely and professional manner.

In addition, the post holder also provides support to the Accounts Receivable, Payable and Cash Management team in various areas such as eInvoicing, reconciliation of the Supplier’s accounts, liaising with departments regarding allocation of payments to the University; preparation and reconciliation of International Payments and any other administrative assistance required in those areas.

Candidates should possess the ability to deal with staff and the public; be able to work on their own and in a team and possess excellent interpersonal skills / telephone manner and PC skills. In addition they should be numerate and be able to deal with complex reconciliations; have good prioritisation and time management skills along with a strong attention to detail.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Candidates should be educated to A-level standard / GCSE standard including, Mathematics and English and in addition possess the Association of Accounting Technicians (or equivalent) qualification or currently studying towards this.

The closing date for the above vacancy is 12 March 2021. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 22 March 2021

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

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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

Please quote reference AG25634 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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