Part Time Accounts Assistant (Endowment and Payroll)

Salary:                  £25,306 to £27,452 p.a. (depending on experience) pro rata plus benefits

Job type:             Permanent

Hours:                 21.75 hours (0.6 FTE) to be worked over 4 or 5 days per week

St John’s College, one of the largest Colleges within the University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint an Accounts Assistant (Endowment and Payroll).  This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding individual to join the Finance team where you will play a central role in supporting the College’s core strategic aims.

Reporting to the Financial Accountant, you will contribute to the provision of a professional finance service to College members, customers, suppliers, staff and other stakeholders, by recording and processing transactions accurately and on a timely basis, in line with internal control procedures and relevant financial regulations.         

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, written and oral, a high degree of IT literacy, and will have previous experience of working in accounts and payroll, practical experience of Sage Line 200 and/or equivalent accounting software and working with MS Office, including Excel and Word. The role would suit someone who is looking to develop their career in accounts/payroll, and training and support will be given to help the post holder to build their skills and expand their knowledge.

The College offers a competitive benefits package including membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, 36 days’ annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), access to a ‘cash plan’ healthcare scheme currently provided by Simplyhealth, free lunch (up to a specified monetary limit), free use of an on-site Gym and free parking close to the College site, subject to availability, and an Agile Working policy whereby eligible staff may be able to work remotely for up to 40% of their working hours.

For further particulars and an application form, please click the links below, email or telephone 01223 338794.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is at 5pm on Wednesday 08 May 2024.

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy. Further information is available on the College website (

Part time
£25,306 to £27,452 p.a. (depending on experience) pro rata plus benefits
21.75 hours (0.6 FTE) to be worked over 4 or 5 days per week
01223 338794