Finance & Estates Officer

London (Greater)
Up to £32,500 depending on experience
06 Apr 2018
27 Apr 2018
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

Finance & Estates Officer

Up to £32,500 plus generous benefits

Many of the diseases and conditions that affect human health have been cured or overcome as a result of medical research, but there will always be more to do and there are areas of medical need that receive little or no support – and people’s lives that see no improvement. That’s where we step in. The Medical Research Foundation is an independent charitable foundation. Formed by the MRC, we grow and nurture people and ideas wherever we see opportunities with great potential.  Investing the power of our donations to change medicine and change lives.

We are looking for a Finance & Estates Officer to join our rapidly expanding team in our central London offices.  You will support the management the Medical Research Foundation’s and linked charities’ internal and contracted-out accounting and finance functions, coordinate estates management, and provide data and practical support on finance projects to the Head of Finance and Chief Executive.

Who you are

You are inspired to help us to deliver our vision to advance medical research, improve human health and change people’s lives.  Our team is proud to work for the Medical Research Foundation. We are ambitious for the Medical Research Foundation and for ourselves.  We are approachable - providing advice to everyone and explaining our work. We are dedicated and committed to achieving the most for our donors and our researchers.  And we are involved – constantly looking for new ways to engage and improve.  We love our work and we will be looking for this in you too.             

What you can bring to the role

You will have at least three year’s experience in a finance and accounting role, preferably in the charity sector, and will have worked with a number of accounting software packages.  You will be able to:  undertake a range of transactional finance and accounts processing; demonstrate good research and analytical skills and high levels of accuracy; communicate clearly in writing and verbally  with colleagues and other stakeholders; work confidently and cooperatively in a team and be self-motivated to work alone; and, provide excellent customer service.

Our offer:

  • A salary up to £32,500, dependant on experience.
  • Annual pay award, performance award scheme and other rewards.
  • Generous pension contribution, with no qualifying period.
  • 30 days annual leave each year, plus public holidays.
  • 36 hour working week, usually worked over 5 days. 
  • Flexi-time system and core working hours of 10am to 4pm.
  • Employee assistance programme.
  • Other health-related benefits.
  • An opportunity to make a difference to human health.
  • Fantastic colleagues.

How to apply

You can find full details of the role and how to apply by contacting Heather Taylor at Forest HR on or by visiting our website

Closing date: 9.00 am - 27 April 2018

Interview date: 10 May 2018

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