Senior Finance Officer

University of the West of England, Bristol - Research, Business & Innovation

Campus/location: Frenchay campus
Fixed Term end date: 2 January 2020
Fixed term period: 3 years

Job overview:

The department of Research Business and Innovation are seeking to appoint a Senior Finance Officer to provide a broad range of financial support to a European (ERDF) funded project led by the University.

You will be responsible for all financial activity including: monitoring income and expenditure against milestones/deliverables; post award reconciliation' ensuring financial regulation compliance' audit certification' general tasks (processing expenses, collating claims etc.).

In addition you will advise and collaborate with both the Deputy Head of Financial Services (who line manages the role) and the dedicated project delivery team (located in another service). 

While the role's primary purpose is to support the Innovation Enterprise Programme (IEP), where applicable it will also work alongside and ensure communality of practice with other university ERDF projects.

You will have:


  1. First degree in a relevant subject, or can demonstrate equivalent experience.
  2. Evidence of CPD.


  1. Currently studying towards a professional accountancy qualification.
  2. AAT qualified, or part-qualified

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed - with £200m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

General benefits:

The successful candidate will work in an environment where talent and career aspirations are nurtured and supported to be achieved. In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including a generous holiday allowance of 27 days, in addition to, up to12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year, flexible working, excellent pension schemes, an option to participate in the cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies including an onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus with an option to purchase childcare vouchers.

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