Assistant Research Accountant

£26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Study Support
04 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Research Accountant working in an established team for a highly respected educational organisation

Your new company
You will be working for a long standing educational institution based on the outskirts of Guildford, Surrey. It is one of the leaders in it's field with a vision to be one of the best in the world, which they are achieving through research, investment and opportunity.

Your new role
As an Assistant Research Accountant you will sit in a team of 11 reporting into the Research Accountant. You will be responsible for the financial administration for a portfolio of research awards and grants, and will provide financial advice and management information to academics, to support them with the management and control of the award/grant. You will also be responsible for the production of all management information, data, and analysis to support the budgeting, planning, and forecasting process in relation to the grants and awards within your portfolio.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this role you must have a desire or have already started studying towards an recognised accountancy qualification, along with this you will have previous experience working within a technical accountancy role of at least 1 year, and have a great facility for numbers and picking out detail from contracts. Excellent communication skills will be essential for this role, as you will be working closely with the planning and forecasting team, academic staff, research enterprises and external budget holders. Within this role you will be given a 6 month training period, then thereafter you will need to be autonomous as you will be responsible for your own portfolio of grants/awards.

What you'll get in return
As well as a great salary and fully comprehensive study package, there are a number of benefits that are also offered, most notably 40 days holiday, an award winning pension scheme, and much more. Above all you will be working in a close knit supportive team that will really help you develop and pursue a career in finance.

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