Research Monitoring and Claims Accounts Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 13 Jul 2022


Cranfield University



Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.


Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £28,763 per annum, with potential progression up to £35,951 per annum.

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Cranfield University Finance department welcomes applications from experienced Accounts Assistants. 

About Finance

The academic activity of the University is supported by a wide range of service departments. The role of the Finance Professional Service Unit is to ensure that all financial data is processed to enable payments to be made and received accurately and timely and that relevant, timely and reliable information is available to all stakeholders. The Professional Service Unit is also responsible for monitoring financial growth of the University and identifying at an early stage any potential detrimental variances and to then work with all relevant stake holders to put plans in place to address these issues.

About the Role

You will be responsible for the ongoing post award administration of an allocated portfolio of research and consultancy projects for parts of the University and some of its subsidiary companies.  This is an administrative support role within the team that will include the production of invoices and claims, the collation of evidence (e.g. signed timesheets, supporting documentation etc.) and other key operational support, especially where these are in relation to audit requirements set by customers and sponsors of research.  You will also be expected to assist the Research Monitoring and Claims Accountant with other tasks such as those pertaining to more complex research and consultancy projects we administer within the PSU.

About You

You will be AAT qualified (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate relevant prior work experience. You will also have substantial experience in a large complex organisation or Higher Education institution. You must have the ability to read and understand the legal requirements of commercial contracts and grant agreements to ensure that cost claims can be correctly calculated in accordance with the terms and conditions of funding.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact James Allman, Head of Research Accounting, Monitoring & Claims on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: .  Please quote reference number 4094.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 July 2022.

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