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Research Finance Officer

Research Management & Research Operations

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 12 April 2020
Reference:  PSS-REM-2020-02

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

We are looking for an experienced Research Finance Officer (RFO) to join us fulfilling a key role in the Research Operations Office team working with the School’s Faculties.

The post is primarily responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of complex research projects for a wide range of funders. This is a busy and varied role that requires the post holder to:  prepare financial reports for funders, monitor income from funders, raise supplier invoices, approve high-value financial transactions, give advice and guidance on funders’ terms and conditions (post award), perform financial assessments of application budgets and provide an efficient service to budget holders in the Faculty.

The successful candidate will also have responsibility for quality assurance and compliance on matters concerning their portfolio and for implementing any changes to systems and processes.

Applicants must have significant experience of working within a finance role, ideally in a higher education research administration environment, and strong IT and inter-personal skills. The successful candidate will be able to prioritise their workload effectively to meet deadlines, to work independently and to demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Experience with the Agresso financial system is highly desirable.

The post is full time and permanent.

The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 5  in the range £34,584 - £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PSS-REM-2020-02.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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