SF Group are recruiting a Research Finance Officer for our Birmingham based client on a permanent basis. This role is focused around research funding, project costing/spend and business partnering. You will work closely with a number of stakeholders across the business and be pivotal in decision making. My client is looking for the ideal candidate to possess strong project, grant funding and/or research finance experience and ideally be looking for a role where you can add value and forge relationships with key stakeholders.
There is a strong emphasis on funding compliance, risk management and helping front line personal understand their financial constraints and commitments. You will monitor a number of projects at different cycles and be change orientated in a fast paced environment. You will be confident in your approach as there will be a few high-risk projects.
Candidates with a background in Audit, Funding, Change and Financial claims to external bodies will put you in good stead. Also, ERDF/EDF and grant funding will assist in decision making and project exposure. Excellent communication skills are essential as there will be continuous liaison with non-finance personnel across a range of diverse departments and directors of professional services.
This is an exciting role which has direct influence on the growth strategy of this large and complex organisation. Our client offers a fantastic benefits scheme including up to 35 days annual leave and flexible working. If you are interested in working for a forward thinking organisation, we encourage you to apply.