Salary: £27,285 to £32,548 per annum Fixed Term | 3 Years
Closing Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018
The Finance and Audit Officer will ensure efficient and effective financial administration of project and procurement procedures, ensuring prompt processing of claims, production of timely reports and accurate management of financial data to comply with funder requirements. The post holder will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting project outputs, collating project claims and for audit administration and advice.
Details Specific to the Post
1 Background and Context
The University of Hull is securing its position as a leader in low carbon innovation and offshore wind through the collaborative development of Aura: a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder initiative bringing together UK expertise in engineering, and physical, environmental and social sciences to establish a global centre of industrial and academic excellence in renewable energy. Aura will include dedicated new facilities in the Humber – The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) - at the geographical heart of an active, diverse and growing low carbon supply chain and located at the Humber Bridgehead Business Park.
The University of Hull is establishing an operational delivery Team (the AIC Team) to manage and deliver a 3-year initiative which will target SMEs in the offshore wind and low carbon to improve their productivity and enhance their competitiveness through product and process innovation. This activity will take place across the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP) area.
The AIC Team is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) programme for England 2014- 2020. Initially, the team will operate from the University of Hull. In due course it will relocate to the Aura Innovation Centre, which is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2019 and is also ERDF funded.
The post holder will work to ensure the efficient and effective financial administration of the project including responsibility for audit administration. The AIC Team comprises the Programme Manager, two Innovation Managers, a Finance and Audit Officer (this post) and a part-time (0.5 FTE) Marketing & Communications Manager. The Finance and Audit Officer will report to the Programme Manager.
2 Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the post
The Finance and Audit Officer will be responsible for the financial administration of the Aura Innovation Centre project. Key responsibilities will include:
3 Generic responsibilities
Main work activities will be:
Liaison and Networking
Additionally, the post holder will be required to:
Knowledge and Experience
Communication (Oral and Written)
Teamwork and Motivation
Liaison and Networking
Planning and Organisation
Initiative and Problem Solving