Accountancy Assistant (Project Support)

Requisition ID:  26173

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  15 Sep 2023


Salary: £29,605 to £30,487 with progression to £32,982 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 20 October 2023



The Role

The Finance Hub is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified person to work as part of the team in the Faculty of Medical Sciences responsible for supporting the financial management of research and other projects across the Faculty. Working in the Post Award Team, you will work closely with colleagues across Finance, Business & Research and the Faculty, both academic and professional services.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Hazel Batey (Finance Business Partner and Post Award Team Manager) via email on
Please ensure you upload a covering letter with your CV when applying for this vacancy. Only applications received via the Newcastle University website will be considered for shortlisting purposes.


Key Accountabilities

  • Support the implementation of an effective post-award finance process at the School & Institute level to meet the requirements of the agreed University / Faculty standards
  • Provide advice and guidance related to the application of project costing and post award finance across the Faculty and ensure compliance with agreed University / Faculty standards
  • Assisting the Faculty Finance Project Business Partners, contribute to the continued development of financial reports specifically to support accurate financial monitoring of projects
  • Ensure effective control and compliance to both the University and external sponsor’s regulations, policies and procedures
  • Provide advice and guidance related to the post award finance across the Faculty and ensure compliance with agreed University / Faculty standards
  • Widen the general understanding of financial issues related to projects by sharing of best practice
  • Working with other key members of the Finance Office, e.g. the Contract Financial Management team and, to ensure adherence to regulations and to share best practice
  • To undertake any other duties of a relevant nature as required

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • You will have experience of providing financial support which should include management accounting/reporting and/or financial management of projects
  • Experience of working effectively within a large and complex organisation to enable successful collaboration between Finance, Faculty, School / Institute and other University roles
  • High degree of literacy and numeracy
  • High degree of IT literacy 
  • Knowledge of SAP (desirable)
  • Possess strong communication skills (written and verbal)

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Communicates with colleagues effectively choosing appropriate tools and tailoring content to the audience, changing style, tone and format appropriately
  • Embraces change, reviewing and revising plans and ways of working to meet with changing circumstances
  • Understands different perspectives and motives
  • Works in a planned and structured way, managing workload and tasks systematically ensuring activities are complete on time
  • Uses systems and tools to ensure records and audit trails are clear and up to date


  • Educated to at least A-level standard (minimum 3x grades A-C) or equivalent standard by experience
  • Recent, relevant experience is essential, and it is desirable that you are AAT (or equivalent) qualified/part qualified



Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26173