About the Job and department
This exciting position has arisen due to expansion of an already well-resourced team, due to increased research income year on year. This team is responsible for the financial management of the University of Warwick’s portfolio of research and research related activity and the post reports into the Research Finance Manager, working closely with a fellow Senior Research Finance Assistant.
The successful candidate will proactively manage a portfolio of externally funded research and research related projects from acceptance to closure, supporting and advising departmental colleagues. This post undertakes preparation of claims or invoices for projects in line with funder deadlines, interpretation and identification of funder regulations, monitoring research projects which have ended and ensuring that appropriate actions are taken for a prompt and orderly close. The appointed candidate will support Finance Managers to arrange audits and prepare documentation, alongside the overall promotion of financial control.
What are we looking for in the ideal candidate?
Holding professional qualification such as the Association of Accounting Technician qualification (AAT), the successful candidate will use their excellent IT and customer service skills to deliver information in a supportive and informative nature to assist departmental colleagues in meeting funder regulatory requirements, to the relevant deadlines. Intermediate excel skills are essential, including the use of VLOOKUPs and Pivot Tables.
Whilst it would be beneficial for candidates to have experience in higher education or research support role, this is not essential and candidates who are able to demonstrate the ability to learn new areas of knowledge and skills rapidly, such as the ability to understand contractual terms and conditions, and then effectively advise and support colleagues would be encouraged to apply. Training will be provided to assist the successful candidate in becoming effective in their duties.
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 Monday, 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 email@example.com 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.