Funds Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jul 2021

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG is composed by an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team which is supported both by a flexible and efficient administration and by high-end and innovative technologies.

In April 2021, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the renewal of the 'HR Excellence in Research ' Award from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Funds Manager to strengthen the team of the Grants Office.

The Funds Manager’s mission is to proactively offer individualized and professional support to CRG Group Leaders and grant holders in effectively managing their core and external funds, following internal policies and terms & conditions of the funding bodies.

The post holder will be reporting to the Head of the Department and be closely working with the other members of the team and the other relevant areas of administration (e.g. HR, Controlling, Accounting, Purchasing, Secretaries).

The main duties of this position will include:

  • Providing Group Leaders and grant holders with a single overview of their internal and external funds
  • Providing advice to ensure full compliance during award acceptance arrangements
  • Monitoring budget and expenditure levels on the assigned projects
  • Providing project holders with regular follow-up and advice in connection with expenditure control, budget deviations and budget forecasts
  • Keeping funds and grants accounting records updated in Oracle
  • Acting as financial control point for approval of staff costs and equipment purchase (or their adjustment) and monitoring time recording system for EC-funded projects
  • Elaborating projects financial statements and providing any other information needed to ensure adherence to the applicable regulations as well as compliance during financial audits, including preparation of budget-recovery claims, whilst supporting project´s holders for timely submission of scientific reports
  • Liaising with funding bodies and project coordinators to solve administrative and financial issues

About the team

The mission of the Grants Office is to proactively support the CRG community in securing competitive funds for research and institute-related activities, as well as to manage the principal investigators’ core and external funding, with an individualized professional support throughout the project life cycle.

The services offered by the Grants Office are:

  • To act as a liaison between the CRG community on the one side and the funding agencies or sponsors/donors on the other side,
  • To identify and effectively disseminate the most suitable funding opportunities for the CRG community,
  • To provide comprehensive support in the preparation and submission of proposals and in grant acceptance,
  • To fulfil administrative and reporting requirements of the funding agencies or sponsors/donors for active grants,
  • To manage budgets and control competitive and external funds in compliance with the applicable regulations and CRG policies.

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