Senior Finance Officer

University of Oxford

The Oxford Department of International Development is seeking to recruit a Senior Finance Officer who will manage and oversee the financial administrative activities of the ODID Finance Office in accordance with the University’s financial controls and is the first point of call regarding the majority of the accounts queries for the department. The postholder will also liaise with academic colleagues in the department, with funders, and with central university teams, particularly Research Accounts which provide support with the management of research projects.

The successful candidate will be educated to a first degree level, or have equivalent experience in a similar role. They will have strong IT skills, in particular familiarity with using an accounting system to extract data and ability to use Microsoft Excel to analyse and manipulate data alongside enthusiasm for adapting to new IT systems or policies/procedures. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in particular the ability to communicate complex financial information and financial regulations to people from non-finance backgrounds is essential to this role. 

This post is full-time and permanent.

At ODID we embrace and cherish our differences, and endeavour to be considerate and welcoming of all. You are most welcome at ODID, without the need to hide any part of who you are. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these affect us, and those around us, personally and professionally. We hold an Athena Swan bronze award in recognition of our efforts to introduce organisational and cultural changes which promote equality, cherish diversity and create a better working environment for all. We are also taking active steps to promote race equality and reduce the risk of bias and discrimination. We work together to enrich, fortify and grow our community and dedicate our combined efforts to teaching and research to increase our impact and influence in development debates at the national and global level. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply for our vacancies and join us in pursuing our goals.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Tuesday 21 March 2023 can be considered. 

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