Research Finance Project Coordinator

10.00 - 13.00 GBP Hourly
05 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Research Finance Project Coordinator x 2 - 6 months fixed GBP12.60ph starting immediately

The Role- This role will be primarily focused on providing administrative support to the Post Award team to ensure the smooth running of the administrative processes of the team.


Identification and input of key project and financial framework data for new externally funded research and related projects on the University's finance system and ongoing management of this data.
To provide expert advice and information to Project Investigators and School administrators regarding the financial management of research project accounts, including on eligibility of expenditure, remaining balances, and budget virement.
Liaison with funding bodies and collaborators as necessary to ensure information is accurate.
To provide regular analysis, review and reconciliation of research project accounts; and preparation of invoices, claims including statements of expenditure and final expenditure statements to funding bodies, maximising cost recovery, whilst ensuring claims are justifiable for potential audit. Liaison with external auditors.
To monitor the financial performance of projects, minimising institutional exposure to financial risk. This will include comparing expenditure profiles to budget projections, identifying variations or ineligible expenditure, identifying where overheads have not been posted appropriately, alerting project managers of significant under/overspends, and agreeing and taking corrective action, as appropriate.
Prompt completion and submission of non-financial documentation relating to the financial administration of the project, for example starting certificates.Skills required-

Knowledge of terms and conditions relating to funding applications or a similar complex environment.
Excellent IT skills and meticulous attention to detail
High level of numeracy and proven ability to manipulate figures and data with ease, using spreadsheets and databases.
Ability to communicate effectively and confidently at all levels
Ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure, and play an active, supportive and flexible role within the team.
Excellent oral, written and communications skills.
Proven analytical and problem-solving capability.
Ability to work using initiative and judgement without recourse to seniors.
Substantial experience in a relevant role, demonstrating general knowledge of technical, financial and professional practice
Evidence of personal and professional development in previous roles
HNC/HND (or equivalent qualification) and/or membership of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).if interested please ring Lucy on (phone number removed)

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