Finance Officer

Oxford Brookes University

We are looking for a professional and conscientious individual to join the Finance team within Oxford Brookes Business School.  As Finance Officer you will be responsible for carrying out the financial duties of the Business School in accordance with Faculty and University procedures and policies.

Applications are invited from individuals with experience in a similar role, and looking to further their skills in this field of work.  This role will include a range of financial duties to include research and consultancy project administration, individual budget monitoring and analysis, administration of the Academic Workload Planning System, supporting the financial year end process and general day -to-day tasks.

You will be an excellent communicator with first class interpersonal skills, and as a team player, you will have an enthusiastic and positive approach to work.  You will have proven organisational and communication skills, with a high level of competency with IT especially Excel  & Google spreadsheets, and the ability to prioritise and manage competing demands.

If you would like to learn more about this role, please review the job description and person specification attached.

Oxford Brookes University is distinctive in nature.  It is a modern, forward thinking institution rooted in and connected to a city with a rich history of culture and learning.  Internationally we are respected for our leadership and innovation in education, for helping organisations to develop sustainability and for research that is changing the world.  Our strong links with business and industry ensure we are connected to make a difference.

The Business School attracts students from over 60 countries worldwide through a strong portfolio of undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programmes.  The Business School provides a vibrant and stimulating research and learning environment to equip people with the skills, knowledge, mind set and attributes to face new challenges and thrive in a complex, uncertain world.

There are currently over 150 academic staff in Oxford Brookes Business School supported by a comprehensive team of over 50 professional administrative staff.  We are a committed and inclusive community embracing supportive challenges as a catalyst for change.  This is a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work by prioritising the progression of equality, diversity and inclusion to shape tomorrow.

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Lastly, if you would like an informal discussion, please email Poppy Dibbo [email protected]

All interviews will be held in person and are expected to take place on 14th December 2023.

Candidates are usually appointed at the bottom of the salary range with a step pay increase until they reach the top of the salary scale.

You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (19.2% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document ‘All about Brookes’ below.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points-based immigration system, however applications are welcome from candidates who don’t currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a visa via another route.

CV and Personal Statement:

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below.  All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement.  To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document.  The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

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