Finance Manager

University of Oxford

About the role

The Department of Social Policy and Intervention has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our busy professional services team. You will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the department’s financial functions, including ensuring all activities adhere to the University’s financial and personnel regulations and statutory legislation as appropriate.  You will lead a team of finance professionals and provide strategic and operational financial advice and support to the senior management team. 

You will support the Head of Administration and Finance in the preparation of the annual budget, quarterly forecasts and in preparing regular management reports, as well as overseeing transaction processing and month-end validation procedures.

About You

You will be educated to degree level (or hold equivalent experience in a similar role) and / or hold an accounting qualification such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA. Experience with financial and research administration within a university environment is essential, along with experience in an accounting environment.

A strong team player with a flexible approach to work, you will have proven management experience along with the ability to lead and inspire others. You will have the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience of communicating complex financial information. 

Strong IT skills are also essential, with a willingness to adapt to new systems. Experience of using  the university-wide applied accounting and financial management software would also be an advantage.

The Department is committed to fostering an environment of equality, diversity and inclusion. The hours may be worked flexibly to complement caring responsibilities and applications are welcomed from part-time workers seeking a job share position – please state preferred hours and working pattern in your application.

How to apply

As part of your application you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement, along with the name and contact details of 2 referees. The supporting statement should explain how you meet the essential criteria for the post using clear examples. Further information, including how to apply, is available in the attached job description. Any further enquires may be directed to the email address below.

Only online applications received by 12.00 noon on 11 August 2023 will be considered. Interviews will be held on 28 August 2023.

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