Research Finance Officer

 

Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our teams include social scientists, data scientists, ethical, legal and human rights experts who work across the technology-social disciplinary divide. We apply rigorous, cutting-edge research when developing and assessing new technologies to ensure they achieve sustainable innovation and measurable impact.

Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs, through our commitment and passion for what we do. We work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues.  Find out about our people and our culture, and see how our mission drives the projects we take on, the key data protection services we provide, and the technology products and supplementary services we develop.

We are seeking a Research Finance Officer, based in our Waterford office.

This is an excellent opportunity for a part-qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA accountancy professional to develop their career within the private sector.

 

Specific duties of the position include:

  • Act as a communications liaison within the organisation between researchers, external stakeholders, and Finance team.
  • Ensure accurate financial records for EU-Horizon 2020 research grants projects
  • Contribute to the timely and accurate claims submissions for EU-Horizon 2020 research grants projects
  • Responsible for expenses review and approval process related to projects
  • Research accounting support (reporting, queries and audits)
  • Assist with the planning and forecasting for grant-related expenditures
  • Responsible for maintenance of all financial files/records for EU-Horizon 2020 research grants projects
  • Provide regular financial reports and hold regular financial review meetings with project research leads
  • Identify and resolve under or overspends versus the awarded research budget
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of financial elements of funder Terms & Conditions and provide advice to assigned budget holders on compliance issues

 

Preferred candidates will meet the following standard of qualification and competencies:

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualification or equivalent (candidates with relevant experience will be considered)
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills are essential to this role.
  • Customer-focused experience and highly detailed oriented
  • Use of computer and accounting packages including Microsoft Office including intermediate/advanced Excel skills essential
  • Ability to communicate complex financial information to stakeholders outside the Finance team
  • Previous experience (1-2 years minimum) with the claims process for European Commission funding streams (H2020 and/or FP7) are preferred and can differentiate the successful applicant.

References are required, and the salary offered will be commensurate with experience. When you submit your enquiry, please include your salary requirements.

Interviews are taking place on an on-going basis, so please ensure you apply now. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

 

Location: Waterford, Ireland (remote working options available)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent

 

In return, you get:

  • A competitive salary
  • A positive and supportive environment
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options
  • Competitive pension scheme

To apply, please send your CV to careers@trilateralresearch.com.  All applications should be marked specifically as “Application for Research Finance Officer”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.

 

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