Research Accountant/Research Finance Officer

Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our team collaborates across social sciences and technology development to bring insights from each into supporting data-driven innovation. We provide research, advisory and technology development services to private and public-sector organisations (including European Commission-funded H2020 innovation projects). For more information on our projects, see

We are looking for a Research Accountant /Finance Officer to work in our London office.

This is an excellent opportunity for a part-qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA accountancy professional with experience in working with EC grants funding to develop their career within the private sector.


Specific duties of the position include:

  • Ensure accurate financial records for H2020 projects
  • Develop timely and accurate claims submissions for H2020 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 H2020 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:

  • Previous experience (1-2 years minimum) with the claims process for European Commission funding streams (H2020 and/or FP7) is essential
  • Previous experience working in various grants/funding roles essential
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualification or equivalent (candidates with relevant experience will be considered)
  • 2+ years working within EC grants administration
  • 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
  • English writing skills essential.

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.


In return, you get …

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


Location: London, UK

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent



 At Trilateral, social scientists, data scientists, computer scientists, and ethical and legal experts work across the technology-social disciplinary divide to apply rigorous cutting-edge research to enhance societal wellbeing and create sustainable impact.

Our culture is based on delivering high-quality outputs, through our commitment and passion for what we do. We attract exceptional talent to work in an open and collaborative environment where the team culture provides support amongst peers and colleagues, encourages creative thinking with responsible innovative practices.

We believe in the strength of a diverse, gender-balanced environment with positive work-life balance, and value the passion and talents of our team.


Benefit from our interactive mentoring programme throughout your career at Trilateral, where you will learn from some of the brightest minds in the field, who will support you to integrate seamlessly into the organisation and take the next steps in your professional development. We set growth targets interactively and provide support and encouragement to enable you to discover and realise your professional goals.


We have demonstrable experience in working with partners and clients to transform research into innovation and sustainable impact. If you’re interested in making a tangible impact with your work, we’ll set the foundation and pathway.


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

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