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Assistant Research Accountant


Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £28,762 to £33,314 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Tuesday 16 August 2022
Reference:  052322

The post holder will be responsible for the financial reporting on, & the financial administration of, a portfolio of research and consultancy grants and contracts and will provide financial advice and information to Principal Investigators (PIs) in the management of their awards and contracts.

They will also be responsible for contributing information in support of the production of all management information, data and analysis required to support the University’s budgeting, planning and forecasting processes in respect of the grants and awards in his/her portfolio.

The post-holder will represent the University in dealings with external sponsors including production of claims and periodic reporting and will co-ordinate any audit requirements arising from grants under their administration. The role requires engagement with PIs, Business Finance Managers, University management and other finance/administrative staff in the provision of advice and guidance around the management of individual grants and the financial impact of the performance of awards in the portfolio.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, named as University of the Year for Employment 2021. Surrey is one of only a few institutions to significantly rise in the NSS tables following an unprecedented 18 months for the sector. We are proud of our achievements and you will be joining us at the start of an exciting journey to further position Surrey as a first choice for the most talented and ambitious students globally.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park

Please ensure that you attach your recent CV when submitting an online application form.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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