Finance Officer

17 May 2023
£25,702 - £27,938 / year

Job Description

Location: This role can either be based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham or at our offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus
Salary: salary range is £25,702 to £27,938 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Hours: Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available including a small amount of remote working in line with BGS policy)
Contract type: Fixed-term (2 years)

About the role:

The BGS Finance Team has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join them as a Finance Officer and be based either at our Nottingham or Edinburgh offices. The main purpose of the role is to support the BGS Finance and Project Support Teams by providing transactional support to staff and collaborate with the UKRI Accounts Team in a shared service centre.

You will also provide transactional and process support to ensure adherence with UKRI grant terms and conditions as well as supporting the Management and Financial Accountants through a variety of activities. The role involves working within the financial framework defined by UKRI and BGS and, as such, a number of your day-to-day tasks will be quite process driven. However, you will also have autonomy in your role and will be expected to arrange meetings and interact with colleagues using your judgement.

About you

Whilst a finance or accountancy qualification is not essential for this role, we are looking for highly organised candidates who have experience of working within a complex financial environment, have worked with a computerised finance system before and have good Microsoft Excel skills.

You will be liaising with many staff across BGS, providing support for Accounts Payable transactions. We are looking for someone with great communication skills, both verbal and written, as a large part of the role will involve checking completeness and accuracy of transactions in addition to prompting interactions with suppliers.

BGS can offer full training support for any candidates currently undertaking professional accounting qualifications

Employee benefits:

great benefits package is offered!, including an outstanding pension scheme (with an extremely generous employer contribution – on average 27% of your pay), 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time