Finance Manager

Are you looking for an interesting and varied role in an inspiring, world- leading organisation as Finance Manager? Do you want to use your finance skills across a range of activities?

CISL is an impact-led institute within the University of Cambridge that activates leadership globally for people, nature, and climate. Through our global Network and hubs in Cambridge, Cape Town, and Brussels, we work with leaders and innovators across business, finance, and government to accelerate action for a sustainable future. Please see further details here www.

This is an interesting role for an enthusiastic, motivated Finance Manager to provide high level financial management to aid the implementation and management of departmental finances in order to ensure financial and business objectives comply with financial regulations.

You will play a key role in the financial administration of the department, planning and allocating the monthly work cycle of the Finance team to ensure that all financial transaction processing on the University's Oracle finance system (including accounts receivable, accounts payable, grants, fixed assets and general ledger) is carried out efficiently in line with both the department's internal rules and the University financial procedures. The role has responsibility to ensure that financial records are meticulously maintained and to produce regular reporting for CISL's management team to monitor the department's progress against its financial targets and to highlight opportunities and potential decision points. The role has line management responsibility for 4 staff.

Key skills and experience: - Educated to Degree level/level 6 vocational qualification or equivalent level of practical experience. - AAT qualified (Level 4) or equivalent. - Substantial experience in a finance management role in a similar environment. - Expertise in financial and accounting practice. - Experience of developing/reviewing administrative processes and systems. - Experience of managing and developing a high-performing and engaged Finance team. - Competence in the use of Oracle Financials or similar accounting programme. - Good organisational and communication skills. - Excellent IT skills, experienced user of Microsoft Office. - Demonstrate knowledge of finance/accounting involving an understanding of relevant theory and/or principles.

What you will receive: - 41 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays) - Working 37 hours per week, hybrid working considered - Excellent benefits include a generous pension scheme, discount portal, cycle-to-work scheme, access to the university accommodation service, employee assistance programme, family-friendly policies along with many more.

This post is permanent, full-time and predominantly based in Cambridge.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact [email protected].

Please quote reference EN39096 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Further information
  • Further Information - Finance Manager
  • Department/Location

    University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge








    17 November 2023

    Closing date

    3 December 2023

    Job details


    Finance Manager


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 03, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

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