Assistant Financial Manager job at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


Site: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary: £25,627 to £30,497 per year
Full-time CDD (until 03/31/2025)
Closing Date: Friday, January 21, 2022
Date of interview: be confirmed
Reference: 1622421VB

Why the Wessex Institute?

the Wessex Institute is a large corporate unit within the Faculty of Medicine (University of Southampton), and focuses on providing high-quality, practice-based research evidence to support health and social care decision-makers. Our capabilities are broad, ranging from public/patient involvement in research, priority setting, research funding, research delivery management, publication and dissemination of results of research. Wessex Institute offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly work environment.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental to making the Wessex Institute a vibrant, proud and successful organisation. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved by recognizing the worth of each individual. The University of Southampton is an institution in the top 1% of global universities and enjoys an international reputation for its research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture at The Wessex Institute and creating an environment where people can balance a successful career with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices, including a hybrid working model, where employees can split their work time between the office and home, reinforces our belief that this balance brings lasting benefits to our institution as well as our employees.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to work within the finance and contracts team, supporting finance managers in the financial administration of programs within the Wessex Institute. You will be responsible for the financial administration of the portfolio of global health research projects. You will initially review project financial reconciliation statements ensuring they meet donor financial regulations, make contract amendments and manage project payments. It will be possible to get involved in other tasks as needed. You will provide accounting support and general financial advice to internal and external stakeholders.

You will be educated to a standard level, have a minimum AAT qualification and have extensive experience in a finance role. You will be an analytical and driven person, able to prioritize own workload and show initiative to adapt and refine work practices.

You will have strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills, be well organized with the ability to multi-task and work well across the Wessex Institute. You will be independent and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a fast-paced environment.

Who is the Wessex Institute?

The Wessex Institute is home to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Assessment, Trials and Studies Coordinating Center (NETSCC) and is responsible for managing approximately £150 million in new research funding each year, with an active portfolio of around £1 billion. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, NETSCC administers six national and international research funding programs on behalf of the NIHR. The NETSCC contract is the largest corporate contract held by the University of Southampton and is administered by the Wessex Institute.

This is an exceptional opportunity in a growing organization. In addition, the University offers many of the benefits of a good employer – a pension plan, a generous vacation allowance as well as excellent leisure and arts facilities.

If you would like to discuss this message in more detail, please contact Natalija Edwards, email [email protected]

Please apply online using the link below, making sure to complete all screens and making sure to attach a full CV (including current salary), along with supporting documentation stating your reasons for applying (not more than 500 words).

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form to The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you need help, please call Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 2507 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1622421VB in all correspondence.

The Faculty of Medicine holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award demonstrating its commitment to equal opportunity and gender balance in the workplace. The Faculty recognizes that applicants may be looking for flexible working models which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For more information, including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employee well-being and work-life balance, please see our work with us website pages.

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