Head of Finance

University of Oxford
May 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£52,815 - £61,198
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Head of Finance

Department of Oncology, Old Road Campus Research Building, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ

This post is available for internal applicants only

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a finance professional to join The Department of Oncology. As Head of Finance you will provide high-quality finance leadership and direction to the Departmental Finance, Grants and Trials Finance teams, and be a key member of the Department's senior team. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Administration and Finance, who has overall responsibility for the Department's professional services.

Your responsibilities will include leading financial management, financial planning and analysis - including budgeting and forecasting and interpreting a wide range of Terms and Conditions attached to possible funding sources, as well as driving forward and delivering on strategic project work relevant to your portfolio.

You will also provide expert advice and management information to members of the Department in relation to a wide range of financial issues, and will be expected to create financial models and reporting systems from scratch. You will bring your expertise to bear across the Department's finance, grants and trials portfolios in the context of a growing, dynamic and research-active Department. Annual turnover (General ledger, grants and trials combined is currently c. £28m).

About you

To be considered for this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent and you will hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification, such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA or CIPFA. You will have demonstrable experience in a large, complex accounting environment with proven technical accounting skills, including budgeting and planning and a thorough understanding of the requirements of an academic department.

Excellent understanding of financial IT systems, including experience of using such systems, ideally Oracle Financials, and advanced excel skills are essential for this role.

Experience of working in the Higher Education sector in a research-intensive organisation would be advantageous.

This is a permanent position that offers some opportunity for hybrid working.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Application Process

    You will be required to upload a supporting statement (setting out how you meet the selection criteria), a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

    To make informal enquiries about the post please contact [email protected] in the first instance.

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 17th May 2024.

    Committed to equality and valuing diversity

    Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 172485 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 17-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 9 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £52,815 - £61,198

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