University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Management Accountant

Senior Management Accountant

Central 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.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the IT Services Department as a Senior Management Accountant.

IT Services is a key department that ensures that the University has robust, reliable and high-performing IT facilities it requires to support the distinctive needs of those engaged in teaching, learning, research and administration. We value and recognise our own and the contribution of others, creating a great culture to work in and a place where we all feel we belong.

This role will have oversight of the departmental budget (£30m pa) and the financial management of the IT Development Plan (£64m envelope over a three year window) and Digital Transformation Programme (c£100m).

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

    About the Role

    Key aspects of the Senior Management Accountant role:

  • Departmental and Committee financial reporting: develop and continually improve standard financial reports to track Portfolio Committees' and departmental financial performance;
  • Lead on services pricing models: understand current pricing structures, financial impact and lead on transparent services pricing;
  • Leadership: role model good management accounting practices with continous improvement mindset. Create resilience within the team and empower the team to achieve their full potential in a collaborative culture;
  • Ensure clear policies and efficient processes are developed, widely understood, adequately controlled and consistently complied with.
  • About You

  • We require potential candidates to possess good management, reporting and accounting skills. Ideally proven in a complex and highly distributed organisation.
  • Application Process

    You will be required to upload a covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

    The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 18 April.

    Interviews will take place on the week commencing 29 April and will be carried out in person at Dartington House, Oxford.

    Contact Person : Alex Purbrick Vacancy ID : 171777 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 18-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 9 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 52815 - 61198 with a discretionary range up to 66857

    Job details

    Title

    Senior Management Accountant

    Employer

    University of Oxford

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 18, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    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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