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Finance Assistant, Research and Enterprise Office

Research and Enterprise Office



  • Posted on: 30th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £27,116 - £30,497 per annum
  • REF: REQ05426
  • Closes: 20th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our Post-Award team within the Research and Enterprise office, to provide financial and administrative support to the Senior Finance Assistant for the University’s research and knowledge exchange activities.

Duties of the Role

You will provide guidance, advice and support to academic departments and Knowledge Exchange Managers on the post-award financial administration of research and knowledge exchange awards; prepare claims and invoices; set up new research and knowledge exchange projects on the Finance System; and resolve problems and queries raised by academic staff in relation to their projects.

A full list of duties can be found within the attached jobpack.

Qualifications and Skills required

The successful candidate will be highly numerate and have experience of financial systems and budgetary control; excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy, whilst managing competing priorities and tight deadlines.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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