Accounting Coordinator

Job Description

NTU is a great place to work. We take care of our colleagues with flexible and competitive packages, and the opportunities for genuine professional progress. We respect and value all our staff, because we know that it takes a strong and diverse workforce to maintain the kind of success we’ve achieved.

Our award-winning research is celebrated around the world, and we’re proud of our strategic partnerships. It’s all down to the ability of our people to shape, create and innovate, in whatever capacity they work with us. Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: creating excellent global collaborations, and harnessing the talents of all our people.

NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. Join us in our mission to become ‘the university of the future’ — seize the challenge and adventure of working with an organisation where progress never stops. This is your career, reimagined.

We are recruiting a finance and accounting coordinator within the ESIF (European Structural & Investment Fund) projects team to support two ERDF-funded programmes until 31st March 2023 in the first instance, providing accounting support to ensure that all expenditure is collated and evidenced to ERDF compliance and audit requirements. This is a 1 FTE role working 37 hours per week.

The two programmes are as follows:

Productivity Through Innovation is a collaborative programme delivered with the Universities of Derby and Nottingham to support small and medium-sized businesses in the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Dryden Enterprise Centre is a new building on the NTU City campus and it will form the focal point for the University’s future enterprise activities. The aim is to create a dynamic learning environment where student and graduate entrepreneurs, other small growing businesses and larger SMEs can interact and collaborate with academics, professional services staff and each other. The construction and operations of the Centre will be part-funded by ERDF.

This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a projects team that will be delivering substantial and lasting benefits to both local small/medium-sized businesses and job-seeking graduates. This is a dynamic and engaging area to work in, with the opportunity to shape our finance processes and decision-making across a wide variety of stakeholder relationships.

We are looking for a proactive team player who is able to communicate at all levels. An ability to interpret and present financial data accurately and concisely is a critical aspect of the position. This is a fast-paced role with the requirement to be adaptive to the needs of the project. We encourage continuous personal development and training is provided where required.

This is a fixed-term role to support these specific programmes, but these sit in a wider area of NTU that is going through a continual process of applying for new funding streams to support other programmes that engage with the local economic area, with great success. Therefore we are optimistic that there is scope for accounting roles beyond this advertised role in future for the right candidate.

Interview Date: TBC

Additional Information: Whilst this role is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund,  it is important to note that this funding has been fully underwritten by the UK government and therefore the term length of this role is not impacted by Brexit.

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Scott Shaw, Economic Project Finance Manager on 0115 84 88409 or via

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.