University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Functional Analyst

United Kingdom

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Functional Analyst

The Functional Analyst role is vital to the integrity and flexibility in our systems, to support business needs now, and in the future and is crucial to the support, integrity and enhancement of University Finance systems and associated reporting tools. The purpose of the Functional Analyst role is to work alongside an expanding team to support BAU systems tasks and to investigate, log and provide solutions to complex functional and business process issues across all Finance System modules.

You will investigate issues, formulate options for a way forward and produce specifications setting out solutions, liaising between the business and development teams where appropriate, to ensure business requirements are translated fully and accurately.

The Financial Systems Group team can offer training opportunities in this role. If you do not meet all the essentials criteria but could be assumed to do so in a reasonable time frame, we can offer a milestone progression plan. The substantive grade for this post is Grade 9. You would be under appointed at Grade 8 in recognition of your need to undertake further in service training before being sufficiently experienced to perform the duties of the post fully. Your progress in the post will be reviewed regularly and on satisfactory completion of your training you will be paid at the appropriate point on that grade. It is expected that the progression to Grade 9 will be achieved within the two years of the post.

The Role

Key duties will include:

  • Being a key decision maker and influencer in the configuration and development of Finance systems and associated reporting tools, working closely with external parties, stakeholders and institutions at a senior level.
  • Investigating, logging and providing solutions to complex functional and business process issues across all CUFS modules and associated reporting tools.
  • Supporting delivery of Oracle patching and upgrade requirements, working to detailed cutover plans signed off by the Financial Systems Operations Group (FSOG).
  • Your Skills

    You will have:

  • Have extensive experience of working in a second line support role.
  • Proven experience of recognising finance system improvements and translating these into effective, workable solutions that deliver business process efficiencies.
  • A thorough understanding of the Oracle Financials database structure and tables to use SQLPlus, TOAD and other query tools.
  • Be able to successfully translate business requirements into an accurate system development specification suitable for technical development use.
  • Benefits

    The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

  • 41 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Defined benefits pension schemes
  • Flexible working options
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Further information is available via the link below.

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

    Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

    Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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

    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.

    If you have any questions about this vacancy please contact Abdul Khalique [email protected]

    If you have any questions the application process, please contact [email protected]

    Closing Date: 8th October

    Interview Date: w/c 16th October

    Please quote reference AG38482 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.

    Further information
  • Further Information - Functional Analyst
  • Department/Location

    Finance Division








    18 September 2023

    Closing date

    8 October 2023

    Job details


    Functional Analyst


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 08, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics,Engineering

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