Kew, Greater London
£38,200 - £45,404 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Management Accountant (Science & Projects)

Kew Gardens, Richmond, Wakehurst, West Sussex

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi.

 In this role, your responsibilities will include:

- Supporting all financial aspects of Kew’s varied portfolio of grant-funded research projects, providing knowledge and expertise on the preparation, submission, monitoring and reporting of grant-funded project budgets.

- Supporting on the provision of monthly management accounts, forecasting and budgeting for Kew’s Science Directorate which has an annual budget of around £20m.

- Working collaboratively on funding proposals with colleagues across Kew, including within the Science and Fundraising directorates, and liaising with external funding bodies as required.

- The critical review and monitoring of business cases, project budgets and forecasts.

With proven experience of funded project accounting, you will be part of a team of 4 delivering on the section’s objectives. You will have a track record of providing a professional and supportive interface with non-Finance colleagues across a diverse organisation. Knowledge of project accounting is essential, and some experience of working with external funders across the research sector would be desirable.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

Closing Date 15/08/2021

No agencies please.

This role is based at Kew or Wakehurst, with the option of regular home working (2-3 days per week, subject to operational requirements).

This post is subject to a Standard DBS check.

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Refreshed on: 06 August 2021
Closed date: 15 August 2021
Tags: Finance, Management