University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Finance Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Finance Officer

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road, Oxford

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated Finance Officer to join our Finance team at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. You will provide administrative support to Research Grants Manager and Finance Manager in applying for the research funding, from initial liaison with an academic to ensuring the application is approved by Research Services.

You will liaise with academics and researchers to cost research applications using the university's research project costing software (X5), ensuring that applications comply with sponsor guidelines and are submitted within the required timescales to Research Services and to the sponsor. You will provide advice and support the Principal Investigators in the preparation of grant applications and may be asked to assist them with final reports preparation as well as monitor spend on grants. You will also develop appropriate methods to track all departments grant applications, awards and sponsors, providing summarised management information on success rates to Finance Manager.

You should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience. You should be able to work independently as well as part of a team, be pro-active and well organised. You should have strong organisational skills to manage and prioritise your workload to meet strict deadlines You will have excellent IT skills using Microsoft Office. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact equally effectively with senior academic staff, researchers and support staff are essential. Experience of working in a higher education and knowledge of X5 and Oracle financials would be an advantage.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on Friday 15 December 2023 will be considered. The interviews will be held in early January 2024.

Contact Person : Mrs Marina Katash Vacancy ID : 169500 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 15-Dec-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : marina.k[email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 p.a.

Job details


Finance Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


November 17, 2023

Application deadline

December 15, 2023

Job type



Biology,Business and Economics,Medicine

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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