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Grants & Contracts Accountant - Arts/Social Sciences/Humanities

Financial Performance Management

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £44,283 to £52,430 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 30 January 2022
Reference:  0122-028

Full-Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for a Grants and Contracts Accountant who will lead the Arts/Social Science/Humanities Schools Grants and Contracts team within the Finance Department.

The successful applicant will hold a key role in the team and, reporting to the School Finance Business Partner, will be responsible for managing a portfolio of both research, non-research and studentship awards from a range of funders. The role will be responsible for the whole post award lifecycle from project set up and posting overheads through to monitoring live awards to the final reporting to funders. The post-holder will ensure grants are administered in full accordance with College and funder rules. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing the team and cultivating a proactive and solution orientated approach to managing grants and contracts.

The Grants and Contracts Accountant will be responsible for a portfolio and developing the business partnering service to Principal Investigators. The role holder will work closely with colleagues across many areas of the College to ensure systems and processes are up to date and as efficient as possible.

This is a demanding role, requiring the ability to manage a large number of projects concurrently and would suit a self-directed individual with good organisational and planning skills who enjoys working proactively and as part of a team. You will be expected to deal confidently with multiple stakeholders including academics colleagues, senior managers and a wide range of external funders, and be able to build effective working relationships across the Department.

The post-holder will be expected to keep abreast of developments in College policy and procedure, and to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues across the College including in particular in Research and Innovation, Principal Investigators, Heads of School and School Managers. Excellent numeracy skills are essential, along with demonstrable experience of grant and contract management in Higher education, team management and excellent IT skills.

Hybrid working is available for this role and it is expected that the successful applicant will be required to work on campus for 2-3 days per week.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Please quote the reference: 0122-028

Closing Date:   23:59, 30 January 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 7 February 2022

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.



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