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Finance Implementation Manager

Salary: circa £52000pa plus benefits

Fixed-term for 12 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Implementation Manager to support science teams and research administrators establishing ‘National Units’ for genomic surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) within the Philippines, Colombia, India and Nigeria), with technical accounting expertise.

The NIHR Global Health Research Unit aims are to build genomic surveillance capacity in low and middle income countries, grow a global network of labs and generate actionable data to identify high-risk bacterial pathogens and support public health programmes.

You will provide intelligent financial reporting, support and assistance to scientists and grant administrators, advising on budgeting, forecasting and management reporting as well as completing due diligence on overseas reporting. Designing and delivering a package of tools and processes for use, you will work with our partners overseas to capacity-build and up-skill local finance teams, such that within 12-months each Unit has a sustainable framework in place to independently manage their GHRU funds, and grow their Units to expand in the future without having to rely on support from UK-based partners

Key skills for this role are the ability to working independently, showing initiative and creative thinking to find solutions – many tasks of the role have not been done before at the Institute and therefore it will require an individual capable of designing effective tools, processes and procedures.

Flexibility to travel abroad is also required for this role.

Job Reference
83112

Essential Skills

  • Ability to build trusted business relationships 
  • Ability to understand risk and make judgements based on your assessment of that risk 
  • Self-starter, comfortable in developing/presenting solutions 
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative, creative thinking and problem solving 
  • Attention to detail, focus on getting the basic financials first time right 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team working and focus on delivering benefits for internal customers 
  • Be comfortable challenging; and being challenged 
  • Ability to respond positively to constructive feedback 
  • Part qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent 
  • Excel skills 

Ideal Skills

  • Experience of working in cross-functional teams 
  • Experience of travelling or working in LMIC 
  • Experience of the financial management of research grants
  • Spanish language skill

Other information

Our Campus: Set over 125 acresthe stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and extraordinary scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.  

The Campus is a community of organisations working in genomic research, enterprise, education and discourse. It is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, including the Wellcome Sanger Institute which is the largest organisation on Campus, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Open Targets and Genomics England.  Also located here is Connecting Science - its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus.

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Closing Date: 1st July 2018