Finance Assistant

De Montfort University - Department of Financial Reporting

Directorate of Finance

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering excellent teaching and learning, high-quality research and a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. DMU is proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold under the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award is recognition of the consistently outstanding teaching and learning on offer at DMU and the extraordinary impact that has on its students.

The Finance Assistant will assist the Project Finance function in the provision of project accounting and reporting, and services to the university and external users. Project Reporting has an important role in the university in Research Grants management ensuring they are administered in a professional and accurate manner in compliance with relevant accounting standards and legislation, meeting external and internal reporting timelines and complying with stringent audit standards. The post holder will set up projects on SAP for Research and Commercial projects and allocate plans and budgets. Assist with the finalisation of external claim submissions. Provide analysis and support to the project Finance Manager as required in preparation for external audit of research grants and contracts. In addition the post holder will support the Graduate School by providing analysis and reporting for internally funded projects and Phd Bursaries.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion prior to application, please contact Lyndsay Kirby, Project Accountant on 0116 257 7400 or email

Please quote reference: 11197

Interview Date: TBC

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