Finance Officer

University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies

Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford

The Faculty of Oriental Studies is looking for a Finance Officer to provide a range of accounting, budgeting and financial processing services connected to its £8 million budget. Key elements of this role are the preparation of budgets and management information, supporting the budget-setting and year-end processes and longer-term strategic planning; the day-to-day administration of the Faculty’s finances and accounts, including the processing of claims, payments and sales; administration of the Faculty’s trust funds; management of research accounts and other grants relating to academic activity; resolving queries concerning confidential payroll information; and similar related duties.

Possessing a high degree of numeracy, demonstrated through qualification (preferably academic or accounting qualifications to A-level or AAT or equivalent) or significant relevant experience, you will show understanding and relevant experience of finance and accounting within a highly complex organisation. Experience of finance in a higher education context is desirable, but not essential.  You will need the ability to think strategically in the preparation of budgets and management reports, coupled with excellent IT skills, including in-depth knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, databases, and email. Experience of Oracle Financials or a similar corporate financial system would be an advantage. As well as strong organisational skills, including the ability to produce accurate, detailed work to tight deadlines and to manage and prioritise competing workflows, you wil be able to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with academic a  nd support staff at all levels of the organisation. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, initiative and judgement, to identify and solve problems and follow tasks through to their conclusion, and of tact discretion and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information, respecting the values of the academic community and administrative colleagues.

This is a permanent, full-time position based in central Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 4 November 2016.

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