Research accountant

Trilateral Research is a UK and IE-based enterprise, founded in 2004. Our team collaborates across social sciences and technology development to bring insights from each into supporting data-driven innovation. We provide research, advisory and technology development services to private and public-sector organisations (including European Commission-funded H2020 innovation projects). The candidate will be expected to work on Trilateral projects in both the public and private sectors. For more information on our projects, see trilateralresearch.co.uk

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring effective management and EU-reporting processes are in place for H2020 research projects.  One position will be based in our Waterford (IE) office and another in our London headquarters (UK).

 

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and submit financial reports for H2020 projects to the European Commission accurately and within deadlines
  • In support of claims submission, manage all downstream processes, including, but not limited to, review of expense reports, timesheets, subcontracting, other direct costs, etc.
  • Provide accurate management information related to research finance for the project managers and for the senior management team.
  • Employ robust prioritisation and proactive project management skills to manage relationships with researchers, collaborating institutions, clients, partners and funders.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms and conditions and financial regulations of the funding bodies and their auditors
  • Review historic submissions to ensure accuracy and comply with requirements of any audits.
  • Provide support to project managers in the claim compliance, administration of grant-funded projects, e.g., proposal cost compliance and verification of grant proposals, eligible cost tracking
  • Contribute to the continuous review of policies to implement identified improvements to operational strategies, procedures and processes to ensure it better meets the research grant management provisions.
  • Provide efficient maintenance of all financial and expense records related to grants claims
  • In collaboration with practice manager(s) and financial accounting team, track execution of commercial contracts and ensure the timely creation of monthly invoices to commercial clients.
  • Take on board any extra projects and administrative tasks as and when required

 

Qualifications:

  •  ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualification or equivalent (candidates with relevant experience will be considered)
  • Previous experience working in various grants/funding roles essential
  • Knowledge of European Commission funding streams essential (H2020)
  • Experience working in a customer-focused team providing management information and analysis within an organisation
  • Highly detailed orientated
  • 3+ years working within EC grants administration
  • Advanced Excel skills essential
  • Able to take on board extra projects when required.
  • Able to communicate complex financial information or ideas in a way that budget holders and financial laymen can understand and act upon. English writing skills essential.

References are required, and the salary offered will be commensurate with experience. When you submit your enquiry, please include your salary requirements.

Interviews are taking place on an on-going basis, so please ensure you apply now. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

In return, you get …

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours / remote working options

 

Location: London, UK and/or Waterford, Ireland (multiple positions)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term or Permanent

 

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of their age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are a Disability Confident committed and Living Wage employer.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to info@trilateralresearch.com. All applications should be marked specifically as “Application for Research Accountant Waterford”. We will process on a rolling basis and earlier candidates will be considered first.

Outsourced DPO

See below a list of standard requirements for this service, however we are always available to tailor our services in relation to our clients' needs.

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Serve as your DPO

Company name and contact details transmitted to the ICO Company name and contact details available to:
  • Management
  • Employees
  • Data subjects
Article reference: 37

Contact point for data subjects

  • Contact data accessible on the websites and privacy notices
  • Function as the main public contact point (email & post)
  • Guide your organisation on the possible sources of data access requests.
Article reference: 38(4)

Contact point for Data Protection Authorities
(e.g. ICO)

Liaise with the ICO in case of issues with data subjects and data breaches.
Article reference: 39(1)(d), 39(1)(e), 36

Ad hoc advice on difficult data protection issues

Written opinions on data protection queries, with an analysis of relevant issues or other relevant legislative elements
Article reference: 39(1)(a)

Regular newsletter to inform and advise on relevant developments and possible challenges in data protection

Newsletter containing the latest regulatory news and compliance guidance, and news concerning conferences and training opportunities
Monthly
Article reference: 39(1)(a)

Annual gap analysis

Audit and gap analysis to map new activities and data-processing practices
Virtual
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Status discussion (via phone/skype) and report

Discussion and report
Every 6 months
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Review of the privacy notices

Review of the privacy notices to ensure accuracy and advice on how to improve
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Provide advice to the client organisation on how to carry on data protection impact assessments (DPIA) and to monitor their performance

We provide advice on:
  • Whether to carry out a DPIA
  • The best methodology to follow
  • Whether to carry out the DPIA in-house or to outsource it depending on the complexity
  • What safeguards (including technical and organisational measures) to apply to mitigate any risks to the rights and interests of the data subjects
  • Whether the DPIA has been correctly carried out and whether its conclusions are in compliance with the GDPR
Article reference: 39(1)(c)

Oversee the establishment and maintenance of the Record of Processing Activities

  • Contact point for the designated employee
  • Guidance on the Record, including provision of check-lists, best practices, and methodological advice
Article reference: 39

Provide guidance on data breach handling and reporting

  • Contact point for the responsible person
  • Contact point for the ICO
  • Advice on best practices for handling data breaches, including notification requirements, reporting and identification of measures to limit damage
Article reference: 33(3)(b)

Monitor the data-protection-training activities and advise on their necessity

  • Inclusion of a chapter on training in the status reports
  • Provision of news and updates on relevant conferences and training courses (newsletter)
  • Provision of training materials, where appropriate
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Email and telephone assistance

-
Article reference: -

Bespoke notifications to management on critical legislative, judicial, or policy developments that may impact your business

Email notification with explanation of the development and a preliminary overview of the impact on the organisation
Article reference: 39(1)(a)

Training seminar on the developments of data protection law and policy

-
Article reference: -

Review of the consistency of the internal documents concerning data processing practices

Cross-check of the consistency of the internal documents
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Weekend and holidays data breach guidance

Data breach guidance during the weekends and holidays
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DPO Assist

See below a list of standard requirements for this service, however we are always available to tailor our services in relation to our clients' needs.

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Ad hoc advice on difficult data protection issues

Written opinions on data protection queries, with an analysis of relevant issues or other relevant legislative elements
Article reference: 39(1)(a)

Regular newsletter to inform and advise on relevant developments and possible challenges in data protection

Newsletter containing the latest regulatory news and compliance guidance, and news concerning conferences and training opportunities.
Monthly
Article reference: 39(1)(a)

Annual gap analysis

Audit and gap analysis to map new activities and data-processing practices
Virtual
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Status discussion (via phone/skype) and report

Discussion and report
Annually
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Review of the privacy notices

Review of the privacy notices to ensure accuracy and advice on how to improve.
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Provide advice to the client organisation on how to carry on data protection impact assessments (DPIA) and to monitor their performance

We provide advice on:
  • Whether to carry out a DPIA
  • The best methodology to follow
  • Whether to carry out the DPIA in-house or to outsource it depending on the complexity
  • What safeguards (including technical and organisational measures) to apply to mitigate any risks to the rights and interests of the data subjects
  • Whether the DPIA has been correctly carried out and whether its conclusions are in compliance with the GDPR
Article reference: 39(1)(c)

Provide guidance on data breach handling and reporting

  • Contact point for the responsible person
  • Advice on best practices for handling data breaches, including notification requirements, reporting and identification of measures to limit damage
Article reference: 33(3)(b)

Monitor the data-protection-training activities and advise on their necessity

  • Inclusion of a chapter on training in the status reports
  • Provision of news and updates on relevant conferences and training courses (newsletter)
  • Provision of training materials, where appropriate
Article reference: 39(1)(b)

Email abd telephone assistance

-
Article reference: -

Bespoke notifications to the top management on critical legislative, judicial, or policy developments that may impact your business

Email notification with explanation of the development and a preliminary overview of the impact on the organisation
Article reference: 39(1)(a)

Compliance Support

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Data Mapping

Map the data flows within your organisation to better understand how personal information flows between departments

Data Protection Impact Assessments

Where required by the GDPR or national law, conduct or review DPIAs using our library of good practices
Article reference: 35

Consent and Privacy Notice Requirements

Revise and improve consent and privacy notices to meet transparency and accoutnability requirements

Gap Analysis

Identify gaps in your organisation's compliance with the GDPR, national data protection legislation or sectoral legislation

Data Protection Audit

Audit your organisation's activities to assess your compliance with applicable data protection law

Data Protection-by-design and -default

Work with your technical and admin teams to operationalise Data Protection-by-design and -default, using established good practice
Article reference: 25

Training

We offer general, role-based (e.g., HR) and activity based (e.g., DPIA) training. All our training materials are designed to be accessible to non-experts and easy to use

General compliance support

Support for creating required documentation, including, but not limited to Records of Processing activities, Data retention (and deletion) schedules, Personal Data Breach procedures, Subject Access Request procedures, Training materials, Legitimate Interest Assessments, etc.)