University of Cambridge

Finance and Research Grants Manager

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK


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Finance and Research Grants Manager

A Finance and Research Grants Manager is sought by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. This is a new role which will lead on the management of departmental finances on behalf of the Head of Department in order to provide strategic input, and ensure compliance with financial procedures and regulations.

The postholder will be responsible for the provision of a high-quality Accounts service for the whole Department and will lead on the management of policy and processes for departmental finances. It will also lead on financial aspects of departmental research operations, providing strategic administrative support in grant applications as well as providing high level pre- and post-award support. The postholder manages members of the Accounts and Stores teams.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, with Chartered Accountancy experience, the successful candidate will have experience of leading an accounting/finance team, experience of providing financial advice to non-financial staff, familiarity with the current research funding environment and experience of applying for and administering research grants and contracts. This should ideally have been gained in both commercial and Higher Education/Public Sector environments.

An ability to interpret financial information and present it to both financial and non-financial contacts will be expected, along with competence in the use of Oracle Financials or a similar accounting programme, a knowledge of how VAT rules & regulations apply to educational institutions and knowledge of business processes & financial systems.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate highly specialised knowledge of finance/ accounting involving a critical understanding of relevant theory and/or principles outside of the immediate specialism.

Further information about the Department is available from the website: https://www.?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

Click the ’Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Department Administrator, Dr Tom Matthams, via hr [at] ceb[.]cam[.]

Please quote reference NQ21354 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information


Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology








4 November 2019

Closing date

4 December 2019


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 175788.

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