Finance Officer

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated Finance Officer to join our Finance team at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. You will provide administrative support to Research Grants Manager and Finance Manager in applying for the research funding, from initial liaison with an academic to ensuring the application is approved by Research Services.

You will liaise with academics and researchers to cost research applications using the university’s research project costing software (X5), ensuring that applications comply with sponsor guidelines and are submitted within the required timescales to Research Services and to the sponsor. You will provide advice and support the Principal Investigators in the preparation of grant applications and may be asked to assist them with final reports preparation as well as monitor spend on grants. You will also develop appropriate methods to track all departments grant applications, awards and sponsors, providing summarised management information on success rates to Finance Manager.

You should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience. You should be able to work independently as well as part of a team, be pro-active and well organised. You should have strong organisational skills to manage and prioritise your workload to meet strict deadlines You will have excellent IT skills using Microsoft Office. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff are essential. Experience of working in a higher education and knowledge of X5 and Oracle financials would be an advantage.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.  Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Friday 15 December 2023 will be considered. The interview will be held in early January 2024.

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