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Cambridge Graphene Centre Finance Coordinator

Cambridge Graphene Centre

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £29,614-£35,326
  • REF: NM28182
  • Closes: 07th October 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene and related materials. This engineering innovation centre allows partners to meet, and effectively establish joint industrial-academic activities to promote innovative and adventurous research with an emphasis on applications. The CGC also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Graphene Technology. This aims to develop people able to stimulate the sustainability of engineering research and commercialisation of graphene and related materials across a variety of sectors.

The CGC is a very busy and dynamic environment and we are seeking a Finance Coordinator to join the team based in West Cambridge. The Finance Coordinator will be responsible for the smooth running of the finance function and overall administration within the CGC. Key responsibilities will include preparing or overseeing the preparation of project budgets using X5, JeS, EMDESK; creation and maintenance of the CGC/CDT finance records; financial tracking and reporting in collaboration with the University Research Operations Office, and the Departmental Finance Office, as well as external funding bodies; weekly budget and expenditure forecast, in terms of personnel, consumables, equipment, travel and any other expenditure category; management and invoicing for the Small Research Facility for the CGC facilities and for the Royce Laboratories located in the CGC labs; tracking of access to the CGC facilities, and invoices to various users; tracking of expenditure and budgets. Providing administrative support and covering leave periods for other CGC office staff, including executive assistant, as required. purchasing all equipment and consumables for the CGC, and record keeping for such purchases. Weekly updating and maintenance of the CGC and CDT web pages. Collection and verification of timesheets for all projects. Production of accurate records of anything required for Audit meetings (Internal, Department, External, EPSRC and EU Level)

The successful candidate will be educated to at least A level standard plus GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English with a financial/accounting AAT (professional diploma). Also required is advanced knowledge and understanding of financial procedures; the ability to use HTML; the ability to use excel to produce pivot tables and make calculations involving large amounts of data; the ability to create and use databases e.g. Microsoft Access, also to use Microsoft word, Power point, and Outlook, or equivalent systems.

You should also have experience in understanding, interpreting, designing and implementing administrative processes, with proven experience of the University of Cambridge administrative and financial systems (or equivalent experience elsewhere); knowledge of the University’s CUFS system, or similar; experience of grant applications including the use of a grant costing tool e.g. X5. Experience in reporting and accounting for EU grants, including Form C, audit processes, etc.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 7 October 2021. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office on 01223 332615 or by email on hr-office@eng.cam.ac.uk. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Andrea C. Ferrari (acf26@eng.cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference NM28182 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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