Within the Finance department and reporting to the Head of Project & Fund Accounting, you'll support Kew's mission as a key member of this team, ensuring that Kew's project managers and senior staff receive the support and financial information required in managing grant-funded research projects. This will include:
- supporting all financial aspects of Kew's varied portfolio of grant-funded research projects, providing knowledge and expertise on the preparation, submission, monitoring and reporting of grant-funded project budgets,
- working collaboratively on funding proposals with colleagues across Kew, including within the Science and Fundraising directorates, and liaising with external funding bodies as required,
- supporting on the provision of monthly management accounts, forecasting and budgeting for Kew's Science Directorate which has an annual budget of around £20m
- the critical review and monitoring of business cases, project budgets and forecasts, including for Kew's Capital Development Programme.
Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
With proven experience of funded project accounting, you will be part of a team of 4 delivering on the section's objectives. You will have a track record of providing a professional and supportive interface with non-Finance colleagues across a diverse organisation. Knowledge of project accounting is essential, and some experience of working with external funders across the research sector would be desirable.
Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.Closing Date:
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.No agencies please.