Finance Assistant (Purchasing)

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly organised and numerate Finance Assistant to join a small finance team providing financial management services to the Department of Experimental Psychology. This is a key role providing a full range of accounts, purchase to pay processing and record keeping responsibilities. The post-holder will provide support to the Finance Manager in all day-to-day matters including provision of information for management reporting, and occasionally taking the lead on small projects to implement new processes and procedures.

Currently located in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, we will be moving to the new, purpose-built

Life and Mind Building

 a multidisciplinary research and teaching facility due to open in 2024.

You must be educated to at least GCSE or equivalent, with a financial qualification or significant experience in a finance role.  Excellent communication and IT skills, accuracy, and attention to detail are essential requirements as well as a tactful and confidential approach.  Experience of financial administration within the University and knowledge of its financial procedures would be an advantage.

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

•               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

               This role also offers the opportunity for hybrid working

Application process

Only applications received by 12 midday on Wednesday 7th June will be considered.  It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Monday 19th June 2023.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

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