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Finance and Office Coordinator

The closing date for applications Sunday 19 May 2019.

Finance and Office Coordinator

Salary: £22,659 – £26,243

Vacancy reference number EN18793


The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) builds strategic leadership capacity to tackle global challenges. We do this through the delivery of leadership programmes and collaborative projects with business and policy leaders around the world.

We are looking for a Finance and Office Coordinator to join the team. This role offers an excellent opportunity to further develop your accounting skills, across a broad range of modules, and will support AAT studies in a dynamic Institute with an international presence. As a member of CISL’s Finance team, your role will be focussed on processing, recording and monitoring financial transactions (AP, AR, General Ledger, Grants, Fixed Assets, Purchasing) and ensuring compliance with the University’s financial procedures. You will be a first point of contact for financial queries (external and internal) and provide general administrative support across the team such as re-ordering consumables and liaising with contractors.

Applicants must be sympathetic to the values that underpin CISL’s work and the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to A-level standard or equivalent and GCSE level English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.
  • AAT qualified (or part qualified) or willingness to study towards AAT qualifications, the equivalent of up to NVQ Level 4.
  • Experience working in an accounts based environment.
  • Experience of working to financial procedures and regulations.
  • Experience of working in close co-operation with a commercially orientated team.
  • Experience of working with accounts software e.g. Oracle, Sage.
  • Strong administrative skills and highly competent in standard software packages  e.g. Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Ability to maintain administrative systems and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal), confidence and tact in dealing with people at all levels within and external to an organisation.
  • Ability to work in a team and to prioritise work effectively.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong administrative skills.
  • Ability to take the initiative to find solutions to problems as they arise.
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to take on additional duties as necessary.

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This is a full-time post, located in Cambridge.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the CISL Human Resources team, human.resources@cisl.cam.ac.uk.

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 (Assistant): http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/21151/

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

The closing date for applications Sunday 19 May 2019.


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