Cost Accountant

University of Reading - Research and Enterprise Services

Start date: As soon as possible
Interview date: 15th November 2016.

The role is responsible for the technical costing of research and externally funded grants and contracts delivered by the University. The post holder will provide cost information for all research and externally funded contracts and advice on pricing and presentation of price to sponsors as well as providing specialist costing and pricing advice to staff within the Research Services team.

The role will also provide specialising costing for non-standard grants and contracts, including on business plans and other high value bids.

You will have:

  • Experience in a research / cost accounting environment within HE.
  • Detailed understanding of cost accounting and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of funding body terms and audit requirements.
  • AAT or similar qualification and either have or being studying towards a CCAB Accounting qualification.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Research Services
Contact name: Dr Anne-Marie van Dodeweerd
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6756
Contact email:

To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).

Please quote the relevant reference number.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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