Research & Innovation Project Accountant

  • £42,149 to £48,835 per annum
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • University Of Kent

Research and Innovation Finance

Location: Canterbury

Salary: £42,149 to £48,835 per annum

Grade: Grade 8

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Release Date: Tuesday 05 October 2021

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 03 November 2021 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021

Reference: CSF-344-21

Are you a qualified accountant, with a strong background working at a strategic and operational level in either financial or management accounting? Do you have a comprehensive understanding of current accounting policies and standards, including HE/FE SORP, and VAT regulations? If so we would welcome your application for this role.

Leading and actively managing the Research & Innovation Accounts team, you will be responsible for the post-award financial and project management of externally funded research & innovation projects. In this post you will be responsible for the effective and efficient handling and reporting of research & innovation project finances on behalf of the University, ensuring that funds are maximised for the purposes for which they were obtained.

As Research & Innovation Project Accountant you will:

Ensure strong financial control of all research and innovation projects, ensuring that income, expenditure, provisions, debtors and creditors are correctly recognised

Provide financial information relating to research for external returns and work closely with Research & Innovation Services to ensure that research & innovation finance is fully integrated into wider processes

Act as liaison between the Finance Division and Research & Innovation services (RIS), working closely with the Head of Research & Innovation Support and Governance

Provide strategic support to the Financial Accounting Manager regarding matters relating to Research & Innovation financial and project management.

To be successful in the role you will have/be:

Professionally qualified (CCAB or equivalent)

Strong experience in a financial or management accounting role in a complex organisation working at a strategic and operational level

A comprehensive understanding of current accounting policies and standards, including HE/FE SORP, and VAT regulations, coupled with experience of all aspects of financial management and financial reporting

An understanding and/or appreciation of the HE sector and the key challenges and strategic issues facing research and innovation in a HE environment

The Finance Department aims to provide, in a cost efficient, professional and timely manner, services that allow the University to meet its statutory financial obligations and internal financial management objectives.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: CSF-344-21.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CSF-344-21