Research Finance Officer

Gray & Associates Recruitment Services
London (Greater)
03 Mar 2019
28 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Research Finance Officer – £18.76ph plus Hol Pay – Central London

Start ASAP for 3 months initially

If you are experienced in financial accountancy and works with a high level of accuracy and have previously worked within Higher Education finance or within Research Finance please get in touch.


The Research Finance Officer supports the efficient management of a faculty’s research and consultancy portfolio, ensuring an excellent level of service to the Academic and Professional Staff.

This role combines proficiency in post award grant administration with the opportunity to develop an area of expertise for example in funders’ terms and conditions, EU administration, financial reporting or research management systems development.


* Day-to-day administration of the faculty’s research grant and consultancy portfolio

* Setting up and activating awarded grants

* Authorising budget expenditure

* Review and authorise Staff and Student appointments on research grants

* Day-to-day management and prioritisation of a portfolio of grants

* Producing research grant claims and financial statements for funders

* Reconciliation and closure of completed projects

* Produce accurate reports from the research management systems

* Develop specialist expertise and knowledge in one or more areas of overall research administration (e.g. project costing, funders’ terms and conditions, EU administration, financial reporting, research management systems development)

* Respond to queries and provide high quality advice to researchers and administrators on matters relating to funding opportunities and grant administration

* Coordinate a Key Funder Specific Requirement


* Excellent numerical skills

* Proven ability to understand funder financial terms and conditions

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* The ability to use judgement and initiative to identify and solve problems

* Excellent organisational and planning skills including proven ability to organise and prioritise workload, work efficiently and meet tight deadlines

* Financial accountancy

* Research administration or accounting practices (preferably within Higher Education)

* Working in a customer focused environment and meeting customer needs

* Working with high levels of accuracy and with attention to detail

Due to time constraints and the number of applications we will only be able to respond personally to successful candidates. Hopefully you will be one of those. If not please do feel free to send your CV again for any other positions that are of interest.

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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