Research Accountant job in Reading at University Of Reading

Research Accountant

Company: University of Reading

Location: Reading UK

Date Posted:May 17, 2018

The University of Reading has a strong research culture with research contributing approximately £35m of income per annum. Research is at the heart of everything the University does and the Research Accountant has a critical role in providing financial management support to internal and external stakeholders.The role will be based within the Research Accounts Team which sits within the wider finance function. We are seeking a fixed term role to provide additional support whilst we continue to review and improve our systems and processes.The Research Accountant will work closely with colleagues within Research and Enterprise Services and will liaise directly with senior staff including the Principal Investigators and the Head of Research Services. The role will report to the Financial Controller and will work closely with the other Research Accountants and Research Accounts Assistants, a team of 10 in total.The post holder will provide an effective and efficient support function on all post award accounting matters for a portfolio of Schools. This will include both internal and externally funded grants and contracts and so we are looking for candidates who have good experience in project accounting for a wide portfolio of projects, particularly research grants or contracts.Main duties and responsibilities: - Overall responsibility for the financial management and accounting of all research projects from the acceptance of the award, through to receipt of final monies and closure. - Liaising with external funding agencies, especially the EU and research councils to ensure all projects are being delivered in accordance with their requirements - Providing support on all research accounting matters to Principal Investigators and other stakeholders - Preparing and provide financial statements and reports to Schools, funders and grantors in line with their requirements and the funding agreements - Ensuring budgets and forecast outcomes are accurate and integrated into the University wide planning processYou will have: - A good all round accounting knowledge with particular experience of project accounting for a wide portfolio, particularly research grants or contracts - Experience of working in a large finance team - Experience of using financial systems, ideally Agresso - The ability to interact effectively with all levels of University staff and externally - The ability to apply rules and regulations to issues - A high level of numeracy and attention to detailInformal contact detailsContact role:Financial ControllerContact name:Emma AshleyContact phone:0118 378 6964Contact will be held on 18 June 2018SRF23187closes 10 June 2018The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs. View full job description
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