Functional Analyst

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 Functional Analyst role is vital to support business needs now, and in the future and is crucial to the support, integrity and enhancement of University Finance systems and associated reporting tools. The purpose of the Functional Analyst role is to work alongside an expanding team to support BAU systems tasks and to investigate, log and provide solutions to complex functional and business process issues across all Finance System modules.

The Role

The successful candidate will investigate issues, formulate options for a way forward and produce specifications setting out solutions. The work of the functional analyst will be to liaise between the business and development teams where appropriate, to ensure business requirements are translated fully and accurately. You should have extensive experience of working in a second line support role.

Your Skills

You will be able to demonstrate a logical and pragmatic approach as second line support with the ability to adapt to each individual situation and find a resolution for the customers. You will have demonstrable experience of supporting Oracle EBS R12 application ideally in the HE sector. Alongside these you will possess:

  • A key decision maker and influencer in the configuration and development of Finance systems and associated reporting tools
  • The ability to work closely with external parties, stakeholders and other institutions at a senior level and provide input and advice based upon specialist knowledge and experience
  • Identify and pro-actively manage important risks, issues and problems effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills


The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • 41 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
  • Discounts on shopping
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loans
  • Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes


The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows.

The Finance Division has embraced hybrid working and individuals are currently working with their team two days a week from a University site, principally Greenwich House, and three days worked remotely (for those working a standard Mon to Fri week). This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

Funding for this post is available for 3 years in the first instance.

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

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.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Abdul Khalique, Lead Functional Analyst oat

If you have any questions the application process, please contact

Closing Date: 14th February 2024

Interview Date: w/c 26th February 2024

Please quote reference AG40294 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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