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Finance Analyst

Closing date: 25 August 2019

Finance Analyst

Salary: £26,243 - £30,395

Vacancy reference number EN19888

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is a globally influential institute within the University of Cambridge working on a mission to develop leadership and solutions towards a sustainable economy.

We have a brand new, exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Analyst to join CISL’s Finance team. In this role you will enable and support decision-making across CISL, through core financial analysis and reporting responsibilities. This is a great opportunity to join a team that underpins and enables CISL’s ability to achieve high sustainability impact around the world.

As Finance Analyst, you will perform data analysis and reporting relating to CISL financials and business metrics that will enable value-added decision-making within the CISL Finance function, and beyond across the Services and Centres in the Institute.

This is a very exciting time to join CISL due to the Institute’s continued success and rapid growth. If you have proven Finance Analyst experience along with a proactive working mode, then this is the role for you!

You will ideally be a highly numerate skilled analyst who has experience of optimising income and cost saving opportunities in a dynamic organisation with multiple stakeholders.

All applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and will be expected to demonstrate the following essential qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Previous work in Finance and/or an accounts based environment.
  • Experience of working to financial procedures and regulations.
  • Experience of working in close co-operation with a commercially oriented team.
  • Strong Data Analysis skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Experience in financials optimisation.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Highly competent with IT packages, e.g. MS Office.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confidence and tact in dealing with people at all levels within and beyond the University.
  • Ability to work in a team and to prioritise work effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Flexible approach with a willingness to take on additional duties as necessary.
  • Ability to take the initiative to find solutions to problems as they arise.
  • Have an “owner” mindset to support the delivery of results.
  • Educated to GCSE standard, including English and Mathematics at Grade 5 or above.

The following attributes are desirable:

  • Experience of working with accounts software.
  • Previous exposure to working with a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system and/or document management system would be an advantage.
  • Holding a relevant degree or equivalent level qualification.

This post is full-time and located in Cambridge.

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Informal enquiries may be made to CISL Human Resources team,

To submit an application, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages (Academic-Related staff):

This will take you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not have an existing account) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date: 25 August 2019

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