Finance Manager

We are currently looking to recruit a Finance Manager to join the finance team in the Department of Oncology, at a time of growth and development. The Department now has over 400 staff and postgraduate students (both clinical and non-clinical) and is one of the largest departments in the University of Oxford’s Medical Sciences Division. It brings together research and clinical groups from across Oxford who are based in the Old Road Campus Research Building, the Radiobiology Research Institute, the Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine and the NHS Cancer and Haematology Centre. Reporting to the Strategic Finance Manager, the postholder will be responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of the department’s financial procedures and oversee the effective operation of the Finance and Research Grants teams, whilst also supporting resource planning and projects, and forecasting and budgeting for the Department.
The successful candidate will be a qualified member of an accounting body such as CIMA, ACA, CIPFA or ACCA or have experience commensurate with membership. Extensive experience in an accounting environment with proven management accounting, budgeting and strong analytical skills are essential requirements in this new role, together with an outstanding track record of managing staff to deliver excellent customer service. The postholder will have experience of working with complex financial software packages and excellent IT skills as well as a thorough understanding of the requirements of a Research Department.
An ability to explain complex financial issues to a wide range of people, including those without financial expertise, is a key part of the role. The postholder will be required to manage a diverse workload whilst meeting tight deadlines with enthusiasm and commitment. As a highly motivated self-starter the postholder will build effective working relationships and have an excellent professional manner at all times.
This full-time post is available immediately and is for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance. If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Liz Barnes-Moss on 01865 617000.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and as part of the application process you are required to upload your CV and a covering letter.
This vacancy will close at 12.00 on Wednesday 6 December 2017. Interviews will be held on 20 December 2017.
Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00
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