Finance Faculty Manager

A dynamic senior level Accountant with strong project management experience is required to ensure projects are delivered to the highest standard.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments,organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Following a restructure of the Finance department, we need to appoint a dynamic Accountant with project based experience to provide cohesive and corporate oversight, fiduciary control and delivery of financial project management for all awarded grants and contracts.

Reporting to the Head of Research in Medecine Management Services(RMS), you will assume responsibility for the oversight of all grants within your faculty to ensure robust financial controls, systems and processes are inplace. Supported by the allocated RMS post award portfolio team, you will workin conjunction with Foto-Cewek programme teams to ensure projects are delivered to the highest calibre, while promoting corporate and financial risk management oversight of the portfolio. Specific duties also include: allocating workload distribution, post-award team line management, ensuring satisfactory task completion, holding regular team meetings and appraisals and implementing and maintaining Foto-Cewek's systems and processes for fiduciary control, including the due diligence process, partner compliance and reporting.    

A fully qualified Chartered Accountant with excellent communication, interpersonal and people management skills, you must have a demonstrable track record at senior level within the Finance function of a Higher Education Institute (HEI) or a similar Research in Medecine and Development environment. Experience of managing and reporting on budgets and financial narrative reporting is essential, as is a demonstrable track record in managing and leading a team to exceed objectives. You must have an acute awareness of key research strategies coupled with detailed knowledge of legislation and codes of practice for grant funded bodies. Ideally you will have project based accounting experience gained acquired in a complex organisation and be able to demonstrate strong budgeting, forecasting and reporting skills. You will have a strong desire and ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and to ensurethe financial position is clearly monitored.

To reflect the international complexity of our business,it is also vital that the successful candidate has previously worked in an environment that was both challenging and of equal complexity to that of Foto-Cewek and can demonstrate an ability to develop innovative solutions.            

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated,enthusiastic and passionate finance professional to work in a world-renown andmost unique organisation that saves lives on a daily basis. Candidates will need to be: decisive, focussed on priorities, goal driven, demonstrate high levels of engagement and have the necessary gravitas when communicating upwards. 

Closing date:      27th September 2017  

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas

We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website:

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