Management Accountant

University of Cambridge

Helping support the next great ideas

Sitting at the heart of Europe’s most successful research and technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to help the University of Cambridge’s innovators, experts and entrepreneurs make their ideas more commercially successful for the benefit of society, the economy, the individual and the University – and we have an excellent track record in doing so. (Find out how we do this here .)

Up to £50,000 depending on experience.

37.5 hours per week but would consider part time working, flexible working pattern

Based in Cambridge, with the option of hybrid working: office based for 2-3 days a week (or more if preferred), with the option of working from home around this.


This is an exciting new role in a growing organisation, reporting to the Finance Manager.  Cambridge Enterprise has strong organisational values, a supportive and empowering culture and high employee engagement (recently recognised by a 2021 Platinum Award in the Best Employers Eastern Region), making it a great place for an individual to take the next step in their finance career.

The role

The Management Accountant will operate as part of the dynamic finance function, serving an exciting and impactful organisation.

The role will pull together the output from the operational finance team to ensure effective management reporting in all of its forms to support business units and support functions, across the breadth of the organisation.

Read the full job profile here .

Your skills

We are seeking a candidate who is qualified or working towards a professional qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), with previous experience at this level, and an understanding of management reporting and financial analysis.

The role requires a dynamic can-do mindset and a diverse set of skills and experience to ensure that the finance function fulfils its traditional purpose, as well as serving a wide variety of stakeholders from academics, university departments, case managers, funders, licensees, clients and the senior leadership team, amongst others.

Our ideal candidate has great interpersonal skills and a confident written and spoken style, allowing you to easily build productive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Cambridge Enterprise employees are bright, highly qualified, and questioning individuals, confident to query advice and judgements for clarity, so self-assurance and eloquence will help in this role.  These inspiring colleagues, alongside a strong organisational mission towards societal benefit, make this job highly rewarding.

Working for Cambridge Enterprise

Cambridge Enterprise’s benefits package includes 30 days holiday per year (pro rata) and a university pension. We are based in modern office space on the West Cambridge site, home to a thriving academic and research and development community. The University of Cambridge and Cambridge Enterprise value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity .

Closing date: Sunday 26th March

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 4th April

We will be delighted to receive and consider your application. We will contact those shortlisted for interview shortly after the closing date to discuss the post further.

If you do not hear from us, thank you for your interest in Cambridge Enterprise, please keep checking our website for any vacancies we may advertise in the future, or feel free to sign up for our ‘job alerts’ via our website: Stay in touch – Cambridge Enterprise

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