Finance Officer

University of Oxford

**Previous applicants to the post 168155 need not apply**

The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) is looking for a professional, friendly and customer-focused Finance Officer to join our busy departmental finance team that supports our world leading researchers and students. The Finance Officer plays a key role processing a range of financial transactions relating to Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Expense claims accurately and in a timely manner.

Working closely with the other members of the finance team you will promote and maintain a customer-focussed, high-quality service, and ensure all financial transactions are processed and recorded accurately and in line with university financial controls. It is important that you are able to work well with others and communicate effectively with a wide range of people. In addition, you will need to possess initiative, the ability to work to deadlines and to maintain a high level of attention to detail given the duties involved.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Responding to a range of enquiries, providing specialist advice and guidance on financial procedures, systems and policies to staff at various levels.

  • Processing a range of financial transactions, including purchase orders, accounts payable invoices, accounts receivable invoices, expense claims, and student/visitor payments

  • Processing  journals for recharges and corrections between grants/GL accounts.

  • Ensuring all financial transactions are carried out in accordance with the University and external financial regulations and accurate and complete accounting records are maintained for audit purposes.

The successful candidate will be educated to A level standard with GCSE (at least grades C / 4) level English and Maths, or hold an equivalent combination of training and experience. The will have suitable experience of working in a relevant financial administration role, be a competent user of computerised financial systems and Microsoft Packages (in particular Excel), and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Holding an AAT or other similar qualification, experience of University’s Oracle financial system, and experience of working in an academic or research environment is desirable.

Please see the below ‘Job Description’ for further details on the responsibilities and selection criteria, as well as further information about the university and how to apply.

NDCN encourages staff to explore the University’s Work Learn Develop programme of funded professional training and development opportunities for university staff. This role provides an excellent opportunity for a suitable individual to pursue a finance qualification while working for NDCN. We are also prepared to offer a model of hybrid working.

This post is permanent and full time, although part-time (minimum 0.8FTE) will be considered.

Only applications received before 12pm midday on Friday 6th October 2023 will be considered. 

Interviews will be taking place as soon as possible thereafter.

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