Finance Manager [Temporary Cover]

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Manager to join our Team. Are you passionate about finance and keen to develop your skills then this could be the role for you. The purpose of this role is to provide high level financial advice to aid the planning, implementation and management of departmental finances in our Department of Public Health and Primary Care, which sits in the School of Clinical Medicine. The role holder will ensure that the department's processes and procedures comply with financial regulations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the grants and accounts teams in the Professional Services Team and will ensure that they maintain efficient financial processes that deliver an excellent service to departmental colleagues. Providing expert advice to the Business & Operations Manager, Head of Department and Principal Investigators to enable them to manage their general accounts and grant expenditure.

You will be responsible for ensuring that central university funding is spent according to plan and is allocated appropriately. Along with responsibility for supporting the development of a financial sustainability plan to ensure that the Professional Services Team and Department initiatives are financially supported in the medium to long term.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate competence in the use of Oracle Finance programmes, have excellent IT skills and be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of University financial and accounting processes and principles. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills are essential. Holding a financial or accounting AAT qualification and be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience in a finance related role.

This position is full-time. Part-time applications will be considered for no less than 0.9 FTE per week.

This is a maternity cover for a maximum of 1 year or the return of the post-holder, whichever is the earliest.

You will be based in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre)

Informal enquiries can be made via email to Michele York ¿ Finance Manager via email my357@medschl.cam.ac.uk

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.

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

Closing date: 18 February 2024

Interview Date: 28 February 2024

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RH40329 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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