Job title

TRAC Specialist

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Full time

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Finance Infrastructure and Corporate Services


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Job description

TRAC Specialist

6-month contract, 35 hours per week (or equivalent)

Offscale – up to £55k

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

Reporting to the Head of Finance (HoF), the purpose of this role is to:

  • Provide 6-month contract specialist support to move Abertay from TRAC dispensation to TRAC compliance, ensuring Abertay has a TRAC compliant model including Governance, Income & Cost Allocation and Cost Centre Analysis of finance system
  • Prepare documentation and guidance during contract, to allow internal members of team to take on annual TRAC duties thereafter.
  • Role Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review current TRAC dispensation process, and create fully documented oversight process, ensuring TRAC compliance model for Abertay
  • Create meaningful and documented oversight process for Abertays Governing Body, including TRAC oversight group and calander of events/actions
  • Review work load plans and create work load model for TRAC, including identification of appropriate cost drivers, cost centre analysis and direct cost/indirect costs.
  • Document model, and pass this knowledge onto internal staff, who will have responsibility for this moving forward.
  • Provide adhoc support to other members of the University as required.
  • The post is 6-month fixed term contract post (or equivalent), and as the University supports flexible working, this role would be considered for a home working role, although some Dundee office would be required throughout the post, dependent on specific work at that time.

    A full candidate brief can be found above which details the job description, person specification and application details.

    If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application by clicking apply online below.

    Please note that we will only accept applications through our online recruitment system.

    Committed to Equal Opportunities

    Abertay University is a Scottish Registered Charity,

    No: SC016040

    Job details


    TRAC Specialist


    University of Abertay Dundee


    United Kingdom


    May 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 15, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Abertay University was established as the Dundee Technical Institute in 1888 in Dundee. On August 17th, 1994, it officially became the University of Abertay Dundee. Notably, the university has been promoting itself by its current name since 2014.

    Situated in the Dundee city center, the Abertay University campus features excellent infrastructure and offers several modern amenities. It is conveniently located near the city's main bus and train stations. The campus consists of several academic, recreational, and administrative buildings including Kydd Building, Old College, Hannah Maclure Centre, and Students Centre. All these buildings are grouped around the Bernard King Library in the Bell Street Complex. The four major academic buildings, namely Kydd building, Graham Building, Baxter Building, and Old College building feature spacious classrooms, laboratories, and study areas. The campus offers excellent residential and dining facilities too. Also, it is home to 13 sports clubs supporting more than 23 social and competitive teams.

    Abertay University offers numerous postgraduate, undergraduate and research programs in various fields such as business, engineering, computer science, computer games, law, nursing, pharmacy, sports, economics, finance, and behavioral sciences. It also offers a number of preparation and English language courses. The university houses over 4,000 students including lots of foreign students and a team of distinguished and qualified faculty members. It also offers many career services to students. Around 95% of the university's graduates find employment or enroll in further studies within six months of finishing graduation.

    Abertay University has over 25,000 alumni including numerous notable and successful names. Shehzad Afzal is a writer, producer, director and game designer known for directing and producing Bo Kata, a famous documentary film. Vikki Bunce is a professional field hockey player who plays for Scotland at the national level. Joe FitzPatrick is Scotland's Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing. Stewart Hosie is the former deputy leader of the Scottish National Party. David Jones is an accomplished video game developer who created Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings. Iain McNicol was the GMB Union's National Political Officer and the general secretary of the British Labour Party. Andy Nicol is a popular rugby player. Brian Souter is a successful businessman and the founder of the Stagecoach Group. The university has produced many other distinguished graduates.

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