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ity University London is a global University committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. The University attracts over 17,000 students (35% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and academic staff from over 50 countries. Its academic range is broadly-based with world leading strengths in business; law; health sciences; engineering; mathematical sciences; informatics; social sciences; and the arts including journalism and music. City is in the top 5% of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/12 and in the top 30 UK Universities according to the Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2012. It is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for graduate-level jobs and the top 12 for starting salaries (The Sunday Times University Guide 2012). Fifteen of its subject areas were identified as undertaking world-leading or internationally-excellent research in the last Research Assessment Exercise. City has embarked on a strategic transformation to strengthen still further its position as a leading global University. City seeks to recruit an Accounts Assistant, as part of the Research Grants and Contracts Team within the Research Office, which offers support for research strategy and development and bidding for research funding. The main purpose of Research Grants and Contracts is to support the University’s strategic aim to increase high quality research and research income, through facilitating the financial and contractual management of research and consultancy projects for the University. The position is fixed-term to provide extended maternity leave cover and this is expected to be for a period of 12-15 months. Responsibilities The post-holder will facilitate the financial administration of research and consultancy projects within the University, including those funded by the European Union, and will produce regular budgetary update reports for Principal Investigators and Senior Management. The post-holder will liaise with external funders for the submission of funding claims and monitor income received. Person Specification The successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual with the ability to learn fast and work with little supervision. A good command of oral and written English and good verbal reasoning skills are essential. Experience of working with contracts and of accounts reconciliation is important. Additional Information In return, we offer a comprehensive package of in-house staff training and development, and benefits that include a final-salary pension scheme. Actively working to promote equal opportunities and diversity. For more information and to apply, click on the link below. Closing date: 20 March 2013 Interview date: 17 April 2013

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