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Project Finance Officer – £22,847 – £27,116

  • Cardiff University
  • Excellent Benefits Fulltime/Permanent Job Description Primary responsibilities:
  • Prepare and submit reconciliations, claims and invoices: Perform financial reconciliations and prepare monetary claims for projects in line with funder deadlines (co-ordinating where Cardiff is the lead). Ensure claims and invoices are complete and accurate and, following line manager review, submit to funders in line with strict funder eligibility rules and deadlines. Complete claims on various external funder systems as required
  • Project Financial Management & Control: Regular communication (including meetings with your line manager) with departments across the University (for example: ongoing project management; or closedown). Identify changes to projects (for example: in the start or end date) and implications of these through close communication with departments. Act, as appropriate, in agreement with or through escalation with line manager. Knowledgeable on funder rules and University Financial Regulations and Policies, including effectively advising departments on application of these, and identifying related issues, escalating to line manager as necessary; keeping up to date with changes and communicating these, and the implications of them, to internal stakeholders as appropriate. Monitor research projects which have ended and ensure that appropriate actions are taken for a prompt and orderly close for archiving. Liaise with accounts receivable and funders regarding debt chasing and escalate issues where necessary to your line manager.
  • Audit: Support the Research Finance Manager to arrange audits, prepare documentation for these, and respond in a timely manner to basic audit queries from external or internal auditors. Other general responsibilities.
  • Pro-actively identify and notify Research Finance Manager of any potential improvements to processes or procedures.
  • To ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties.
  • To abide by University’s policies on Health and Safety, and Equality and Diversity.
  • To provide absence cover for work and undertake other ad hoc duties commensurate with grade, as required.What do I need for this role?You would need to be at least studying AAT and have some sort of accountancy and finance work experience.What will I get in return?You will receive an excellent benefits package and up to 37 days annual leave excluding bank holidays Please get in touch to find out more about these benefits if you are interested in the role. The role is a hybrid split of 3 days at home and 2 days in the office on a Monday/Tuesday. An absolutely excellent team with a fantastic work life balance. Extra InformationThe Research Finance Post Awards department, within the Finance Division, is responsible for managing annual research income of around £120 million from a portfolio of around 2,000 live research grant and contract projects with delivery through our three Colleges, funded by organisations ranging from UK/Welsh Government, UK Research Councils, UK & Overseas Charities and UK & Overseas Industrials.The Finance division has adopted a blended flexible working approach, with staff attending the office at least 2 days a week and remote working for the remaining days, subject to business need requirements. Reporting to a Research Finance Manager (Line manager), as a Project Finance Officer, you will form strong working relationships with other members of the wider Research team, other Finance colleagues, and academics. Your role’s key purpose is to:
  • To proactively manage a portfolio of externally funded research and research related projects from acceptance to closure including ensuring the completeness and accuracy of claims and invoices and identifying issues on projects. Post holders will be expected to work independently and without supervision for much of the time.
  • To demonstrate a service ethos, building good working relationships with stakeholders (particularly those in academic departments) through close communication and information sharing, and collaborative working.
  • To be knowledgeable on funder and University rules to ensure compliance so that all relevant and eligible costs are claimed, and financial clawback and sanctions are avoided. To effectively communicate rules to internal stakeholders What you need to do now If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at

Company: Remote Worker

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate

Job Location: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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