Head of Research Accounting, Monitoring and Claims

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£53,205 to £59,302 per annum, with potential progression up to £74,126 per annum
02 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Finance
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £53,205 to £59,302 per annum, with potential progression up to £74,126 per annum
Apply by 21/03/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Finance Department is seeking a CCAB qualified accountant with significant experience of working in a large complex organisation or a Higher Education Institution.

About the Role

You will be responsible for overseeing post award research, consultancy and large project accounting for the University and some of its subsidiary companies. This will include overseeing the production of all invoices and claims, preparing for and dealing with contract audits, reviewing contract progress and highlighting variances and issues.  You will also oversee the financial budgeting and forecasting of research, consultancy and large project income and expenditure.

You will also be required to continue the development of effective and efficient processes across the team and the continuing development of the Post Award system with colleagues in the Finance Department.

About You

The position would suit a hard-working, self-motivated and reliable person able to work to strict deadlines and take responsibility for their own workload.  Good interpersonal skills and a “can do” attitude are essential as there will be frequent contact with customers, sponsors and University staff.

Experience of working with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word is essential as the work is mainly computer based.  Previous experience of computerised accounts systems is essential, significant experience of the UNIT4 Business World (Agresso) system and Research Council / European Commission financial claims would be desirable.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

Flexible Working

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and whether a position can be carried out at any of our locations.  We commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

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