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Closing date 28 February 2021
Location Cambridge (also open to applications outside Cambridge)
Salary circa £25,000 - £28,000 depending on experience 

Purchase Ledger Administrator

Help support the next great ideas.

Sitting at the heart of Europe’s most successful technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. We support academic staff and students make their ideas and concepts more commercially successful for the benefit of society, the UK economy and the University.

The team:

The Finance Team is responsible for Cambridge Enterprise’s general accounting function, distribution of income from commercialisation to income stakeholders, periodic financial reporting and annual statutory compliance. When Cambridge Enterprise helps academics transform their ideas into commercial opportunities, they often license them to organisations that can bring the ideas to market. Finance is responsible for processing the income from these licences and ensuring that all stakeholder parties receive income shares, as per their entitlement.

The role:

We are looking for a Purchase Ledger Administrator to join our Finance team and provide essential financial support to Cambridge Enterprise.  The role involves recording all financial transactions using Sage softwaremaintaining the accounts payable function and processing approximately 3,000 invoices per annum. A key part of the role is liaising with suppliers and dealing with queries efficiently and promptly.  Find out more about the role by reading the full Job Profile. 

The candidate:

Our ideal candidate is resourceful, with excellent communication and analytical skills.  We are looking for confidence using financial and reporting softwaretogether with great data entry skills and high accuracy levels. Previous experience of working in a purchase ledger role is essential, with experience dealing with multiple suppliers on a daily basis, and ideally this experience will be backed up with part-qualification via a recognised accounting body.    


Working for a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, we offer a competitive salary with performance-related pay, generous holiday, a University pension and a flexible working environment. 


Our office base is at the Hauser Forum, West Cambridge Site. However, due to our flexible and remote working ethos, we are also open to applications from outside of the Cambridge area.

Interview process:

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021.

We will hold an online, two-stage interview process, and the first interview will be held Wednesday 10 March 2021, with the second on Tuesday 16 March 2021.

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