University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Finance Operations Lead

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Finance Operations Lead

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH


About the role

Based in the beautiful Ashmolean Museum, you will support a wide range of day- to-day finance operations activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, expense claims, Barclaycard reconciliations, and access to finance systems.

You will be the first point of contact for finance enquiries in relation to financial processes and procedures and will be responsible for the training needs of those involved in these processes.

This is a permanent, full-time position working 36.5 hours per week, 9am – 5pm. We support flexible remote working and at present but you will be required to work 60% of your time on-site.

This is a perfect opportunity if you want to develop your finance career further and continue studying towards an accountancy qualification.

For general enquiries or process-related enquiries, please contact our Recruitment Team ([email protected] ).

About You

We are looking for a “people person” as you will work with key stakeholders at all levels such as museum staff, external supporters/suppliers, and other management teams.

Due to the nature of the tasks you will be performing, a high level of accuracy and numeracy is key.

As part of a small finance team, you will be able to work collaboratively and independently and proactively to identify more effective processes/ways of working. You will manage a varied workload, so being willing to work flexibly is essential.

You must be competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, financial systems, and databases, but we are also happy to provide training when necessary.

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 of annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
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    Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

    How to apply

    You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting evidence form using the attached template (or a supporting statement) as part of your online application. The supporting evidence form lists each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, please explain how you meet each one.

    Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (GMT) on Tuesday 7 May 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on either Thursday 16 or Friday 17 May 2024.

    Contact Person : Recruitment team Vacancy ID : 171962 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 07-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : starting from £28,759 per annum

    Job details


    Finance Operations Lead


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    April 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 07, 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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