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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is a department of the University, providing accredited and non-credit-bearing courses for part time adult learners studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level for personal intellectual enrichment or professional development. The Institute receives annually approximately 10,000 applications for hundreds of courses delivered by the academic staff of ICE and others from the wider University and our panel of tutors. This role is central to the provision of high quality student services at ICE.

The Institute is a largely self-financed department of the University with an annual turnover of £9m in 2016/17 and reserves of around £11m. It operates a diverse divisional structure focusing on the provision of continuing education (4,300 enrolments across 600 courses in 2016/17) and a supporting programme of commercial operations including a 62-bedroom hotel and associated conference venue.

We are seeking to appoint an Accounts Assistant who will report directly to the Head of Finance providing processing and administrative support to the wider finance team. The role encompasses processing on income and expenditure transactions, payments to the Institute's external panel tutors and actively monitoring outstanding debtors for the Institute's programmes and commercial activity at Madingley Hall.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Finance Clerk and Finance Clerk to assist in the administration of accounts and maintain financial records within the Institute of Continuing Education.

Supporting a busy finance office, the role-holder will focus on the processing of accounts receivable income from commercial Hall operations, possessing of panel tutor payments through the University Payments System, monitoring Hall debtors and assisting with payment of accounts payable suppliers, while contributing to other duties suitable for the grade and ensuring the finance office is covered during periods of leave.

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level. They will have experience of using Microsoft Office and in particular, Excel. The role holder must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail in their work and be able to communicate effectively with a range of colleagues across the Institute.

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

Whilst the position is full-time, applications from candidates wishing to work on a part-time basis will be considered.

Further information is available at the link below. Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the Finance Manager Richard Stuckey ( any questions about the application process may be directed to:

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 8 August 2018. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

Please quote reference EA15727 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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