Vacancy details

Contracts and Finance Lead

Location: Hatfield (currently working remotely)

Posted on: 17/02/2021

Do you have experience of writing financial reports and presenting data to internal and external customers?

Do you have experience in the use of CRM platforms and associated reporting tools?

Do you enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment and dealing with multiple demands at a time?

If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions the role of Contracts and Finance Lead could be for you!

About the role

This role is based in our team delivering the Innovate UK Edge services to businesses across the East of England region. In this role, you will oversee a portfolio of contracts and prepare timely and accurate reporting to external and internal stakeholders.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the preparation and interpretation of departmental financial reports, departmental budgets and forecasts and submitting financial claims to key contractors;
  • Monitoring time spent against the various projects to ensure contracts are on track;
  • Working with colleagues to ensure the maintenance of activity audit evidence for the department’s key contracts;
  • Working in collaboration with colleagues to contribute to the continued improvement of internal processes and procedures for key contracts, ensuring that they are designed in line with Exemplas policies and funders regulations.
  • Keeping up to date with the contract funders guidance and regulations, to ensure that contractual compliance is met;
  • Overseeing the department’s responses to ad hoc data requests from internal and external stakeholders.

About you

We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of financial reporting, budgeting and monitoring. You will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience of project working, preferably in a similar role on similarly funded contracts.

You will also need to demonstrate experience or knowledge of:

  • Writing and presenting narrative reports and interpreting and presenting data in the form of reports and briefing papers for internal and external customers;
  • Scenario planning to plan ongoing delivery and to inform the development of future services;
  • Online reporting platforms including those related to funding (e.g. IUK Connect platform and the EC’s Funding and Tenders portal);
  • Working in a busy office environment dealing with multiple demands at a time;
  • The use of CRM platforms and associated reporting tools.

What do we offer?

What we offer

This is a full-time role on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2022. The role is based in our offices in Hatfield, although we are currently working from home due to Covid-19.

  • The salary of up to £30,450 for the right candidate;
  • Broadband allowance;
  • A generous, up to 10.5% non-contributory pension scheme (conditional upon being enrolled and remaining in the scheme for the duration of employment);
  • 26 days holiday (rising to 28 after 2 years’ service, pro rata for part time);
  • Free car parking onsite;
  • A flexible and supportive working culture including access to mental health first aiders;
  • Wellbeing programme for employees including access to discounts, workshops, health screening, employee assistance programme, Doctorline and more;
  • A modern, open space and technology enabled working environment;
  • A range of flexible benefits including holiday-buy scheme, eye care vouchers, annual flu vaccination, Uno buses discount, discounted gym membership and a cycle-to-work scheme.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and value diversity in our workforce.  If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

About us

We are one of the UK’s foremost business support organisations with approximately 200 employees across a number of locations. For over 25 years, we have provided business advisory services to more than 500,000 small to medium sized businesses on behalf of Government and Private sector organisations. As a business we recognise that giving a superior service to our clients depends on making the most of our people and we aim to give our teams challenging opportunities, recognition for achievement, job enrichment and the maximum flexibility we can.

The fine print

  • Please note we are not a Home Office visa sponsorship licence holder and therefore you must be currently eligible to live and work in the UK to apply for this role.
  • Please read our recruitment privacy notice for information about how we process your personal data.

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