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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

The Department:

The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) is a large department with around 50 academic staff, 100 contract research staff and a team of 25 Professional Services staff. DAMTP sits in the Maths Faculty with the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS) and some professional service operations are shared across both departments. We are very pleased to be expanding our Professional Support Staff team with this new role, and are currently advertising two further roles (HR Administrator and Assistant to the Business and Operations Manager).

The Role:

The Finance Team in the Department of applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics is growing and we are looking for a new Finance Coordinator to join the existing team. The current team comprises the Finance Manager, who leads the team, a Senior Finance Assistant, a Research Grants Administrator and a Senior Research Administrator.

In this role, you will play a key role in supporting the Finance Manager. You will be responsible for ensuring that financial transactions are effectively managed and will ensure that financial information (budget reports, expenditure analyses, etc.) are provided in a timely fashion to relevant stakeholders.

The Finance Coordinator will carry out financial management and reporting activities. You will act as the key contact for the department with university central finance to ensure a full and up to date understanding of the Department's financial position. You will provide financial advice to the Head of Department and budget holders and monitor and chase income and ensure that actions needed to enable payment are performed in a timely manner.

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

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

How to apply:

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

On the online application form you should explain the reasons for your application and how your knowledge, skills and experience match the requirements of the role. The full contacts for two referees (including email address) should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

If you would to informally discuss this role, please contact Jonathan Foulkes, Finance Manager -

The University of Cambridge is committed to supporting our staff to thrive both professionally and personally. We aim to support a good work/life balance, whilst retaining the positive aspects of our unique in-person environment and culture.

Elements of this role are suitable for hybrid working, where staff can split their time between in-person collaboration and remote working. The frequency of the remote elements of the role can be discussed with the recruiting manager.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We will be reviewing applications for this position on a regular basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may call you for a tour of the site and meetings with the team, or an interview, before the closing date.

Please quote reference LE35779 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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Closing date

Apr 2nd 2023

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