The STFC Finance Directorate seeks to recruit 2 industrial placement students based at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Oxfordshire.
Want to gain an all round experience in Finance? This opportunity will see students rotate around different functional areas within Finance and will also provide the chance to visit other UK based STFC sites!
In previous years’ students have supported Audits at our UK Liaison office in CERN Geneva, at one of our Joint Venture organisations ILL in Grenoble France and on cross Research Council internal audits (working with the Government Internal Audit Agency - GIAA)! Such opportunities vary from year to year and depend on the interests and capabilities of the students.
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Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities
Strategic Planning & Financial Management
Assist with Strategic Planning and reporting
Cost centre and project budget setup
Project maintenance, monitoring of income and expenditure and forecasting
Creation of project reports
Research Council, Service Level Agreement (SLA) management and grant administration
European Commission Project time sheets
Creation and posting of Project and General Ledger Journals
Creation of Sales Invoices
Processing of travel claims
Account code reconciliation
Asset Management and Recording
Carry out physical verification of assets,
Review capital project expenditure for non-capital costs,
Reconcile the Oracle Project Accounting module entries on capital projects with Oracle General Ledger entries
Asset Tag and record new Capital Equipment
Governance & Audit
Support to the Governance team on the internal audit programme
Any other activities suitable for the role and experience.
Following training the students are encouraged to be self-motivated, following policy, meeting target dates and to work diligently.
In order to apply for this role you must have:
At university, enrolled on an undergraduate degree course and required or have requested to take a year out of studies to gain experience within industry
Right to live and work in the UK
Should be undertaking an Accountancy, Business, Economics (or similar) Degree
Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
Experience of working within a team environment
Experience of working to target dates
Good communications skills
Strong written communication and presentation skills
Demonstrate good team working capabilities
Open minded and flexible in relation to the type of work assigned to them
Ability to travel to other STFC sites as required
Work experience in an office or similar environment
Knowledge or experience in using a Finance system (eg Oracle)
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