Finance Co-ordinator

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences supports more than 5000 students, over a quarter of the University's total student population, across 11 faculties and departments. The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences acts as the co-ordinating body for the Council of the School directing academic and financial planning, allocating resources and supporting the above institutions.

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Coordinator to join the School Finance Team. This opportunity with require you to work across the School in individual Faculty or Departments alongside other finance professionals, academic and professional staff supporting the financial operations of each area. You will work flexibly and can be deployed to any department across the School at short notice, to provide support and assistance as operational priorities demand.

The Role

You will provide direct accounting support to departments, including:

  • Preparing budgetary information, producing monthly department management reports, liaise with Head of Department / Departmental Administrator to review the financial position.
  • Develop processes to ensure best practice is maintained and records are kept in accordance with the financial regulations.
  • Monitoring and reporting of the financial position of the department and its activities.
  • Undertake month end and year end procedures for the Institution concerned.

Your Skills

  • You will be qualified or studying towards the AAT level 4 Professional Diploma
  • Have experience of working in a busy finance or administrative function within a large organisation.
  • Highly numerate and have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly skilled in processing accounting transactions, and be able to prioritise their own workload.


  • 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


The role will be based at the School Office at 17, Mill Lane in the centre of Cambridge. The expectation is that the post holders will be temporarily working across Faculties and Departments primarily based at the Sidgwick site, city centre or Hills Road. There may be an opportunity for hybrid working dependent on the needs of the individual department concerned.

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Funding for this post is permanent.

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

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

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Deana Robinson (

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 29th November. The interviews for the role are planned for Thursday 7th December.

Please quote reference AG39353 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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