Management Accountant

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.

Are you looking for a new opportunity? Are you a Finance professional? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our Finance team within the Cambridge University Libraries (CUL) as Management Accountant.

The Management Accountant is a key, newly created role which will work closely with the Head of Finance, the Finance Lead, and stakeholders at all levels across CUL.

You will be a joint deputy to the Head of Finance, alongside the Finance Lead, in the areas of financial strategy, financial governance and management. You will be responsible for developing financial strategy in line with the Libraries' and University's strategic priorities.

You will provide high level financial advice to aid the planning, implementation, and management of CUL finances. You will be adept at interpreting financial information and confident in presenting to both financial and non-financial contacts within a complex organisation, which spans 36 different sites and employs approx. 450 staff.

In addition to being a highly organised individual, you will have expertise in financial and accounting practice, and considerable commercial and financial acumen.

CUL has a hands-on, pragmatic team culture, so a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get actively involved in the day-to-day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve their financial processes is essential.

This is an exciting time to join CUL, with an opportunity to channel your drive and passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision whilst working in a stimulating and supportive working environment.

In return, they can offer you a competitive package, including excellent benefits such as USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) - a hybrid pension scheme, annual leave of 41 days inclusive of public holidays, and fantastic discounts at local businesses and thousands of retailers.

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.

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

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

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

Further information on the role, person specification, benefits and much more can be found in the Further Particulars below. Please ensure you upload your CV as well as a covering letter in your application.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Jo Kibble, Head of Finance:

Closing date for all applications: Sunday 25 February 2024. Interview date: Friday 8 March 2024.

Please quote reference VE40239 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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