Accounts Clerk (Maternity Cover)

University of Cambridge
  • Post Date: March 7, 2019
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Job Overview

The Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations Office is the alumni relations and fundraising arm of the University, responsible for raising major philanthropic gifts and building and sustaining lifelong links between Cambridge and its worldwide community of more than  300,000 alumni and supporters. With an outstanding track record of securing philanthropic income and overall responsibility for coordinating University-wide development campaigns, raising funds to support schools, faculties, departments and other central University institutions.

The Accounts Clerk is one of three positions under the line management of the Finance Manager and is responsible for the delivery of financial support within the Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Key duties of this post includes:

  • Create invoice batches on the University Finance System (CUFS) and enter invoices/expenses/credit memo details.
  • Respond to queries from suppliers and employees to confirm the status of invoices/expense claims.
  • Reconcile supplier statements.
  • Create sales invoices using the Accounts Receivable module of CUFS based on information provided by the Senior Accounts Clerk.
  • Prepare tax receipts for donors.
  • Enter journal adjustments on the CUFS General Ledger, based on information provided by the Senior Accounts Clerk and Finance Manager.

Applicants should be educated to a minimum of ‘A’ level standard (or equivalent) including GCSE Maths and English (Grade A* – C); have excellent IT skills including competence with Microsoft Excel; have good written and oral communication skills; attention to detail and accuracy are key. Applicants should also be willing to work towards AAT or other accounting qualification and experience of working in an accounting/finance team would be advantageous.

This role is being advertised as a maternity cover for 9 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is sooner.  

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The closing date for this role is the 24th March 2019

Interviews for this position will take place on the 29th March 2019

If you have any questions regarding the role please email

Please quote reference DH18341 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Job Detail
  • Offerd Salary£20.000 - £25.000 per year
  • Career LevelOthers
  • Experience4 Years
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYEducation
  • QualificationMaster’s Degree
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