University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Finance Assistant

United Kingdom

Closing in 30 days

Finance Assistant

Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking a part-time 0.5 FTE Finance Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. This post will cover a range of financial administration, which includes purchase to pay activities, receivable transactions, post-award research grant support and provide cover to our Stores Area when required. This is a key role working closely with various research groups and academics as well as other administrative teams within the department.

You will have a proven ability to work accurately and with a high level of attention to detail, be comfortable with figures, experience of working in an accounting type function, with great organisational skills and the capability to prioritise your own workload.

You will be working with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, so you will need to have the ability to interact with staff at all levels and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We frequently interact with the central University Finance Team (to ensure that all financial transactions are processed in line with University financial controls) and with key suppliers. From filing to complex issues and orders – no two days are the same! We are a close-knit team who communicate regularly to ensure that we provide a first class service to the Materials Department.

This post will suit someone with a wealth of knowledge about working in a busy office environment and who has a high level of IT skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and databases in particular. Experience of working with R12 would also be desirable.

All applications must be made online using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 2nd January. You will be required to upload a CV, Supporting Statement and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your application.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials shortly after the closing date and you must be available in person during this time.

Contact Person : HR Manager Vacancy ID : 169560 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 02-Jan-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 4 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 25,138 to 28,759 p.a

Job details


Finance Assistant


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 21, 2023

Application deadline

January 02, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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