University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Management Accountant

Management Accountant

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford

Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Fixed-term contract to 30 September 2026, full time

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford is at the forefront of global business education and research. We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our Finance team as a Management Accountant. Reporting directly to the Financial and Systems Accountant, this role is pivotal to the commercial success of both Saïd Business School and its trading subsidiary, OSBS Ltd.

As a Management Accountant, you will collaborate closely with the Financial and Systems Accountant to ensure the effective financial management of the School's various programmes. Your responsibilities will include preparing monthly management accounts, particularly focusing on non-accredited programmes, such as Custom Executive Education courses and Open Programmes. You will also play a key role in system enhancements and the migration to Oracle Financials, while providing high-quality financial reports to budget holders and senior management.

Key responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of all financial and systems processes surrounding Custom and Open Programmes, including preparation of monthly management accounts, revenue recognition and contribution margin analysis.
  • Design and implement a new process for reporting financial information from Project Managers, including creating training materials and delivering training sessions.
  • Lead the data migration of programmes from Sage to Oracle Financials.
  • Manage month-end processes for core overhead departments, including reconciliations and accruals.
  • Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts and support during audits.
  • You should hold or be or studying towards a recognised accounting qualification, with proficiency in month-end accounting processes and the production of management and statutory accounts. You should also demonstrate advanced IT skills, particularly in Excel, and a track record of maximising the efficiency of accounting systems.

    Further information on this role can be found in the job description.

    The Saïd Business School offers very generous benefits, some of which are:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 38 days including bank holidays
  • Hybrid working
  • Membership of the Oxford staff pension scheme
  • Discounted bus travel
  • Subsidised onsite catering
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Plus, many other University benefits
  • All applications must include a CV, Supporting Statement/Cover Letter and Current Salary.

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    The closing date for applications is 22 May 2024 at 12.00 noon.

    Contact Person : Kateryna Tolok Vacancy ID : 172731 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 22-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

    Job details


    Management Accountant


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    May 08, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 22, 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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