Task 3 B 1- Providing budget notes and explaining + enforcing internal budget rules

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Subtasks

Subtask 1 - Providing project specific budget templates

Subtask 2 - Link to and explain budgeting rules (internal and external)

Subtask 3 - Advising on drafting budgets

Subtask 4 - Provide information relating to internal budgeting information (personnel cost, exchange rate, procurement rules)

Related skills and competences

Description of the Task

Providing project specific budget templates

  • Link to and explain budgeting rules (internal and external)
  • Advising on drafting budgets
  • Provide information relating to internal budgeting information

Skills

Key Skills required to be able to effectively complete the task

  • Accuracy - attention to detail
  • Accuracy - checking data
  • Analytical - areas for improvement, assuring quality
  • Constructive Feedback - on proposal drafts
  • Creativity - budget construction
  • Communication - effective presentations
  • Creativity - finding solutions
  • Financial - numeracy, planning/prioritising budgets
  • Horizon Scanning - identifying changes that might impact on the institution
  • Influencing - to ensure finance requirements are met
  • Influencing - to get the best outcome for the institution
  • IT - Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel
  • Negotiation - ensuring effective processes are embedded in institutional practice
  • Negotiation - where research aims/budget constraints don`t align
  • Networking - internal and external
  • Networking - sharing good practice
  • Numeracy - checking financial requirements
  • Numeracy - monitoring costs and financial stability
  • Problem Solving - ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Problem Solving - dealing with inconsistencies
  • Training and Development - course design

Competencies

Key Competencies required to be able to effectively complete the task

Competence Detailed description
Proposal preparing Project writing Co-ordinate proposal preparation, which could include identifying research team members, preparing the budget and writing and reviewing text
Project costing and pricing, cost sharing Produce realistic project budget

Related content from BESTPRAC

Listed below are best practices (presentations, FAQs, etc.) shared during the BESTPRAC meetings, as well as external resources relevant for this task.
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Financial Matters

Legal Aspects

Project Management

Synergies

Third Parties

Miscellaneous