Head of Research Finance – Hybrid

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Education

Location: Brighton, England

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 06/07/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £51,000 - £60,000 per annum


This exciting opportunity will lead and manage a team managing all of the financial and legal aspects of awarded grants and contracts ensuring compliance with funders and sponsor terms and conditions.

Key duties:

The Head of Research Finance and Contracts will lead the provision of high-quality post award advice and support for research and knowledge exchange activity.

  • Lead and team managing all financial and legal aspects of awarded grants and contracts, including doctoral training accounts, ensuring compliance with funder and sponsor terms and conditions.
  • Manage the provision of statutory reporting, internal and external audits (university and funder audits) and ensure compliance with funding policies.
  • Support grant and contract holders to maximise funding and resources to deliver agreed research and contract outcomes; ensure that timely claims for funding are made, and report financial outcomes from projects.
  • Oversee the provision of up-to-date project reporting to grant holders, School Finance Business Partners, and Heads of School.
  • Lead on the provision of research income, cost and contribution forecasting, building robust processes to meet the annual academic planning round requirements.
  • Responsibility for all legal contract, and post-award operational processes within the Division.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a qualified Accountant who has previous experience in a similar role managing research finance. Experience of management accounts including costings and TRAC 2 as well as knowledge of grant and contract funded research is highly desirable experience.

In return the University offer a hybrid working arrangement with a 50/50 working from home policy as well as an excellent pension scheme and above average holiday entitlement.

This role will close on the 20th July

Register Interest

33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

    Upload CV