About the Job and department
This is an exciting opportunity to join the University Finance Office, providing dedicated support to Warwick Medical School. Reporting to the Finance Manager and working alongside a fellow Assistant Management Accountant, the successful candidate will regularly liaise with Academic Principal Investigator’s within the Medical School to update them on the financial position of each research project, advising them on utilising the funds available and helping them navigate the financial regulations and funder rules. This will include forecasting expected outturn, regularly reviewing and monitoring projects; resolving discrepancies and correcting errors and preparing financial returns.
This is a pivotal position as it acts as the link between the central Research Finance team and Warwick Medical School, and so a key focus of the position is relationship building, collaborative working and acting as an advisor on financial matters for the research portfolio. Core duties include monitoring performance, advising on applying Financial Regulations and funder rules, training Budget Holders and disseminating financial management best practice.
The Management Accountant (Research) will assist the Finance Manager with duties such as preparation of the quarterly financial forecasts and the annual 5 year financial plan for research activities as well as the production of management information and reports for the Dean and the School Management Team.
Being located in Warwick Medical School supports positive working relationships with academic colleagues, allows for a better understanding of challenges and enables swift, efficient support. There are regular department-wide activities and events, which allow knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking.
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
Educated to honours degree level or having equivalent experience, the successful candidate will draw on their expertise gained in obtaining an Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification and ideally part CCAB qualified, showing willingness to progress to fully qualified status, supported by the University of Warwick. The successful candidate will have relevant financial administrative experience including book-keeping such as sales or purchase ledger or financial clerical support work, demonstrating they are numerate and financially competent.
As the successful candidate will be required to work closely with academic colleagues, they will need to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and liaise with colleagues at all levels, using a high standard of written and spoken English.
Through handling confidential data, the successful candidate will make independent decisions and prioritise and manage increasing diverse workloads.
The appointed candidate will be required to work from the University of Warwick campus for a minimum of three set days per week on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The hybrid working model could be subject to change.
For more detailed information about the requirements and to support a successful application, please download the Job Description and Person specification here.
About the University of Warwick
Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. The University has nearly 29,000 students and over 7,000 staff. As well as academic excellence, the University is commercially focussed, providing an interesting and varied workload for colleagues in the finance team.
What will you get in return?
You will receive 26 days of paid annual leave plus four customary shut down days over Christmas, and eight statutory bank holidays. As well as a very competitive pension scheme by the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) with employer contributions of 21.6%, you will also receive –
- Access to online and in person training courses ran by the University.
- Free eye care vouchers and preferred rates for a dental plan.
- Discounted travel.
- Discounts at Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick Sport Membership and discounted rates when booking a hotel or meeting room via Warwick Conferences.
- Enrolment onto the Employee Assistance Programme, a complete support network that offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7.
- Eligibility for a TOTUM card which provides savings at restaurants, cinemas and a tastecard for free.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit a CV and cover letter in Word Document format below, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org This is your opportunity to showcase how your skills and experience match the person specification and your desire for working in this team at the University of Warwick.
Please ensure you include the following in your CV; full education history and reasons for leaving previous roles, explaining any gaps in work history.
We are committed to supporting career progression. We will therefore consider applicants who do not yet meet all essential requirements alongside the scope for training and development on a role-by-role basis.