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Assistant Research Finance Manager

Research Management & Research Operations

Salary:  £40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 03 December 2020
Reference:  PSS-REM-2020-07

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 procedure.

An Assistant Research Finance Manager is required to join The Research Operations Office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This is a key role in the Research Operations Office team working with the School’s Infectious and Tropical Diseases (ITD) faculty. 

The post is primarily responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of research projects for a wide range of funders. This is a junior management position within the Research Operations function, you will be required to support the Research Finance Manager by supervising the Research Finance Officers and Research Finance Administrators, and monitor the timeliness of financial reporting, as well maintaining a portfolio of your own. 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), monitor KPI’s 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 both their portfolio and the portfolio of their team members and for implementing any changes to systems and processes.

Applicants would ideally have experience of working within a finance role, in a higher education environment, strong Mathematical, IT including strong Excel, 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 desirable

This is a challenging but highly rewarding opportunity for the right candidate. The post is available immediately.

The post is available full-time on a permanent basis. Salary is on the Professional Support Salary Scale Grade 6 in the range from £40,011 to £45,437 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.

Applications should be made on-line via our website: Reference for this post is PSS-REM-2020-07. Applicants should include the names and e-mail addresses of two referees who can be contacted immediately if they are shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process should be addressed to

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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