Finance Clerk – Accounts Receivable

University of Cambridge

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is a department of the University that provides accredited and non-credit-bearing courses for part-time adult learners studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for personal intellectual enrichment or professional development. The Institute receives annually approximately 10,000 applications for hundreds of courses delivered by the academic staff of ICE and others from the wider University and our panel of tutors. This role is central to the provision of high-quality student services at ICE.

The Institute is a largely self-financed department of the University with an annual turnover of £10m in 2021/22 and reserves of around £6.2m. It operates a complex diverse divisional structure focusing on the provision of continuing education (7,094) enrolments in 2021/22) and supporting commercial operations including a 62-bedroom hotel and associated conference venue.

We are seeking to appoint a Finance Clerk – Accounts receivable who will report directly to the Finance Manager providing processing and administrative support to the wider finance team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Finance Clerk AP and Finance Co-ordinator to assist in the administration of accounts and maintain financial records within the Institute of Continuing Education.

Supporting a busy finance office, the role-holder will focus on the processing of accounts receivable income from commercial Hall operations, processing weekly and monthly payroll, possessing panel tutor payments through the University Payments System, monitoring Hall debtors and, while contributing to other duties suitable for the grade and ensuring the finance office is covered during periods of leave.

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level. They will have experience using Microsoft Office and in particular, Excel. The role holder must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in their work and be able to communicate effectively with a range of colleagues across the Institute.

This post is for 0.8FTE – 29.2hrs a week (fixed term contract), the institute currently adopts a flexible hybrid working system.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Finance Manager Emma Crompton ([email protected] )

Any questions about the application process may be directed to:
[email protected] .

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 November 2023.
Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 30 November 2023.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2025 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

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Please quote reference EA39250 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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