Finance Coordinator - based in Edinburgh

About the role

You will play an active role in producing partners’ subcontracts and the provision of financial data for the customer on a high profile set of large projects. Your duties will include, but not be restricted to, setting up payment plans for project partners, overseeing budgets and expenditures and keeping internal budgeting systems up to date with budget changes and overseeing annual audit work on the project. Additionally, there will be a need to carry out quarterly financial reporting, in tandem with CEH’s Shared Business Service provider (UKSBS) and the production of co-finance reports for the report.

Due to the success of this large project, CEH have applied for further funding through the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) with a budget of £19m. If grant is successful, then CEH would take on the coordinator role and the applicants duties would be similar to those outlined above. You will also be required to monitor subcontracts and manage payments of invoices for the large Edinburgh-based projects.

Due to systems development duties taken on by the on-site Decision Support Accountant (DSA) you will be required to take on duties for two of the science groups located in Edinburgh. You will work closely with the DSA and be responsible for reviewing Business Plans for the groups taking particular notice in checking budgets and project progress is reflected in the reported financial data.

Monthly tasks will include the completion of revenue recognition for projects (ensuring IFRS 15 compliance where necessary), submission of invoice requests to CEH Finance (following contract terms and project progress) and support Science staff with financial aspects of bid preparation. As part of the life-cycle of the projects there will be a need to carry out regular project reviews and make any subsequent changes required to project plans or actuals.


About you

You will have proven ability of using financial systems and have excellent communication skills and be a good team worker.

It is essential that you have the ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in order to meet deadline and also have the ability to answer questions and queries from non-finance staff.

A good knowledge of Excel and Word is also required within this role.


How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

Interviews will take place on 24th October 2018.


Closing Date: 

8th October 2018