Research Monitoring and Claims Accountant

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£45,751 per annum
12 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Feb 2023
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 £45,751 per annum
Apply by: 01/02/2023

Role Description

Finance welcomes applications from experienced accountants who are committed to excellent customer service, to join the Research Monitoring and Claims team providing a high-quality, professional and proactive service to our internal and external stakeholders.

About the Role

The post holder will lead a small team responsible for post award research, consultancy and large project accounting for parts of the University.  This includes the production of all invoices and claims, preparing for and dealing with contract audits, reviewing contract progress and highlighting variances and issues.  The post holder will also assist with the financial budgeting and forecasting of research, consultancy and large project income and expenditure.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the staff reporting into this post are customer focused and that they follow the principals of “enabling”, “delivering” and “assuring” in their day to day duties.

About You

You will be a CCAB qualified accountant with significant experience in a complex organisation, preferably Higher Education. The post holder must have experience of monitoring of performance against budget in relation to significant funding or contract monitoring or other similar. Experience in budget setting, forecasting and variance analysis is also essential.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key senior position, and to support world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact James Allman, Head of Research Accounting, Monitoring & Claims on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E:  Please quote reference number 4376.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  1 February 2023