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Finance Research Officer - £19.15ph plus Hol Pay - Central London

Gray & Associates Recruitment Services
London, UK
Closing date
15 Nov 2020

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Finance Research Officer - £19.15ph plus Hol Pay - Central London

Start Monday 26th October 2020 to Christmas 2020 initially


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.


1. Have proficiency in and responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the faculty's research grant and consultancy portfolio in conjunction with department and project administrators, as appropriate

2. Post-award responsibilities include:

* setting up and activating awarded grants

* authorising budget expenditure in accordance with School procedures

* 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

3. Ensure processes are carried out on a timely basis, accurately and in accordance with the School's policy and funder requirements

4. Take responsibility for the accurate and complete entry of project data into the School's research management systems

5. Produce accurate reports from the School's research management systems

6. Identify problems, resolving where possible or referring as appropriate

7. Ensure that the School builds and maintains good relationships with key funding bodies through resolving post award issues, especially in relation to grant progress and final reports (including financial reports)

8. Respond to queries and provide high quality advice to researchers and administrators on matters relating to funding opportunities and grant administration, to include staffing a faculty based help desk facility

9. Liaise with project administrators to ensure key deadlines are met

10. Contribute to the general work of the research operations team by covering for other members of the team during absences


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

* Working effectively and flexibly as a member of a team

* Working independently and proactively

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

* Excellent numerical skills

* Proven ability to understand funder financial terms and conditions

* 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

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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