Twickenham, Greater London (Hybrid)
£42,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

 Finance Manager 

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), one of the UK’s largest funder of research, is actively looking to employ a Finance Manager to join our Finance and Contracts team based in Twickenham. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Grant Management Group who manage several major health research programmes and infrastructure investments for NIHR and DHSC, with a total annual budget more than £400 million per year. 

Key Responsibilities

Client Funded Payments

  • Manage the process of making payments on behalf of clients
  • Managing one member of staff (oversight of 3 others)
  • Liaising with LGC’s head office
  • Liaising with clients 

SOPs/Work Instructions

  • Ensuring all F&C processes have an SOP/WI
  • Ensuring that all are quality controlled
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders are aware and engaged (where relevant: Programme Teams, ADs, GPI team, IS team, other cross-cutting teams) 


  • Managing F&C team projects as required by the Assistant Finance Director
  • Overseeing the different stages of the project management life-cycle
  • Ensuring that all requirements are accurately recorded
  • Keeping the Improvement Log up-to-date for these projects
  • Keeping the Strategic and Operational Plan up-to-date for these projects
  • Identifying new CI projects 

Annual Research Funding Processes

  • Manage Annual Statement of Expenditure process (ASTOX)
  • Manage Research Capability Funding process (RCF)
  • Agreement of balances


  • Become GMG’s subject matter expert (SME) for all systems and software used by the F&C team (inc. the Research Management System, IFS, Jira, Qlikview, Google sheets, Excel
  • Responsible for overseeing systems development on all systems used
  • Responsible for overseeing upgrades on all systems used by the F&C team
  • Responsible for second line queries regarding systems 


  • Liaising with the NIHR IP team regarding contract issues relating to all DHSC contracts
  • Representing CCF at the IP and contracts meetings

    Sourcing any IP related issues from the programme ADs in advance of meetings
    Raising issues at the meeting
    Following up on these issues as appropriate
  • Responsible for the Programme Directors contracting process

    Instigating the process 9 months prior to expiration of previous contract
    Communicating with stakeholders – DHSC and organisation providing the resource
    Drafting contract and ensuring it is processed through the DocuSign system
  • Responsible for overseeing and improving the LGC contracting process 

    Taking ownership of the sales and purchase contracting process
    Communicating with various stakeholders such as LGC Legal, senior LGC management and external organisations
    Ensuring that records are kept up-to-date 

Qualifications & Experience 

  • Professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Understanding of the Project Management Lifecycle
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of developing, documenting, deploying and managing accounting processes
  • Delivering high quality outputs
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Very organised and methodical
  • Able to communicate effectively and clearly at all levels, both verbally and written
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel (the ability to write and maintain Macros would be a big advantage)
  • Ability to be flexible by confidently working alone plus contributing to a team
  • Health sector or research sector experience would be an advantage

Interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send a CV and cover letter and one of the team will get in touch to confidentially discuss this role. 



Application Instructions

For more information about this exciting role with LGC Group part of the NIHR, a global life science tools company, providing mission-critical components and solutions into high-growth application areas across the human healthcare and applied market segments, please go to our website, at LGC Group.

More about LGC Group

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Posted on: 20 June 2022
Closed date: 20 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 42207
Tags: Finance

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