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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Salary: £26,715-£30,942 pro rata

A vacancy has arisen for a part time Finance Coordinator at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Faculty of Philosophy.

The successful candidate will be required to work 29 hours per week (18 hours for the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and 11 hours for the Faculty of Philosophy) to be arranged with the Faculty Administrators on appointment. This post is 80% of full time.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of all aspects of the accounting and financial procedures for the two Faculties including, but not limited to, managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and procurement, monitoring expenditure on budgets, reporting on research grants, raising and responding to financial queries from stakeholders, completing month/year end processes and undertaking other such duties commensurate with the grade of the post.

You will be educated to A level with GCSE English and Maths, Grade C or above, and hold a Finance/Accounting AAT qualification or significant experience of working in financial administration. You must have experience of using computerised accounting systems, ideally with Oracle financials and/or the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS).

You will be highly numerate, analytical and proficient in standard software packages, particularly Excel. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are also essential, including the ability to explain financial regulations and procedures effectively to non ¿finance staff, displaying tact and diplomacy at all times. You must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, whilst paying attention to detail and achieving high levels of accuracy. You will also be required to work on your own initiative within the scope of your role.

Previous experience of working in an accounts environment within a University would be an advantage.

Further Information.

To apply for this vacancy, you must use 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 is midnight (GMT) on Thursday, 27th May, 2021. Interviews are planned for Friday, 11th June.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Claire Cahill, School Finance Manager on Queries regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Co-ordinator on

Please quote reference GU26587 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.

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