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Management Accountant (Research)

Finance Department

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £30,942 to £34,804 per annum
Closing Date:  Friday 05 March 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  FI5006-20-316-R-R

Come and join our Finance team, where you will provide specialist financial advice and oversight to support the University’s research activities, costing and tracking the financial performance of new grants and projects, and ensuring compliance with funding rules. You will be managing the financial aspects of a portfolio of projects, providing advice and support to a wide range of colleagues to contribute to the growth in our research portfolio.

The main responsibilities of this role are as follows:

  • The management and coordination of the financial aspects of research grants and contracts
  • The management of research project claims, including investigating and resolving queries
  • The provision of specialist financial advice and support to research colleagues on the post-award financial and project management of all research activity
  • The provision of advice and support to academics and administrative staff in the costing of grant applications and other externally funded projects

You will be at least a part qualified accountant or have a demonstrable level of commensurate practical experience. 

This is a full-time, permanent post. Job sharers are welcome to apply.

If you wish to discuss this role, please contact Andrew Simpson (Head of Financial Reporting) at

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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