Hughes Hall is the oldest Graduate College in Cambridge. In the last five years it has grown dramatically with student numbers being doubled and a significant expansion of its Fellowship. These changes are linked to an ambitious plan of Estates Development witnessed by expansion of its student accommodation, dining facilities and a new, state of the art, Learning Resources centre. These developments represent almost £15 million in new investment underpinned by an ambitious development programme.
The College now seeks an appropriately qualified person to report to and assist the Bursar in implementation and delivery of new financial management systems. The person appointed will take responsibility for day to day management of the Bursary Office which currently has three members of staff. He or she will take on the following key areas of responsibility:
- Overseeing all aspects of the work of the Bursary Office including on-going implementation/development of its new, distributed SAGE-based accounting systems. Ensuring that current systems are efficient, effective and fit for purpose.
- Preparing monthly Management Accounts for the College’s Finance Committee along with other reports and analyses as required. Assisting in the delivery of both financial information and associated reports to other College Committees and working groups as required.
- Playing a key role in preparation of the College’s annual accounts.
- Assisting the Bursar in setting an annual budget and working with cost centre managers to ensure effective implementation of agreed budget plans. Providing technical support for cost centre managers as required.
- Assisting with financial planning for new projects and initiatives. Seeing plans through their implementation stages to successful completion.
The person appointed must have excellent and proven skills in relevant areas of accountancy. He or she must also have first rate communication and reporting skills, strong IT ability and appropriate office management experience. Knowledge of SAGE is a must as is an ability to understand and deliver the financial management information required by a rapidly developing, academic institution. Experience of working in an academic institution or similar Charity will be a major advantage.
In return, the College will provide a salary in the range (University Scale £33-35K per annum) commensurate with age, qualifications and experience, an attractive and pleasant working environment, excellent prospects for career development, and other benefits associated with being part of a vibrant Cambridge College Community.
Applicants should apply in writing by 6 January 2014, enclosing their Curriculum Vitae, to: The Bursar, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW. It is intended to interview potential candidates in early January.
Research Fellowship Competition 2013-14
Hughes Hall offers in open competition two distinct categories of non-stipendiary position in support of postdoctoral research – Research Fellowships and Post-Doctoral Research Associateships. Applicants may choose to apply in either or both categories.
We welcome applications from all academic disciplines and would particularly welcome applicants in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Applications are now invited for the college’s Research Fellowship and Post Doctoral Research Associate schemes.