CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) supports, promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research of the highest order. It is one of the biggest and most active research centres in Europe producing a high number of conferences, events networks, visiting academics, and longer-term interdisciplinary research projects and events.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team as a Finance Coordinator to support staff at CRASSH and the affiliated research centres. The role is mainly office based, but hybrid and flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating the finance administration services within CRASSH and contribute to the management of Centre’s finances. This includes building positive working relationships with a wide range of colleagues. 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 will need to have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively as a member of a team. 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.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Acting as the key contact for the Centre with University Central Finance to ensure a full and up to date understanding of the Centre’s financial position.
  • You will be the main link between numerous budget holders and the Finance division/School office/University Finance System.
  • You will also be the primary point of contact for account coding queries.
  • Providing tailored financial advice to the Centre Administrator, Head of Institution and budget holders as required.
  • Ensuring accuracy of financial information on University financial system (CUFS), identifying and resolving any problems.
  • Working with the Shared Financial Services team to ensure that accounts payable and receivable transactions are accurate and timely.
  • Carry out accounts administration relating to the general ledger and research grants.
  • Carry out financial management and reporting activities as required.
  • Completing month/year end and audit processes

You will hold at least a level 4 vocational qualification in finance (e.g. AAT) or have equivalent practical experience. You must have experience of using computerised accounting systems, ideally with Oracle financials and/or the Cambridge University Financial System (CUFS).

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Schools HR Team at

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 11 February 2024 and interviews are expected to take place on the week commencing 19 February 2024, subject to change.

Please quote reference VM39105 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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  • Posted 17 Jan 2024

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