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Finance System Analyst (Fixed term contract/Secondment)

About the Role

Joining at a time of exciting transformation within finance at OUP you’ll be responsible for analysing and maintaining multiple finance systems. As part of a supportive, collaborative team you’ll be playing an integral role in supporting the preparation of financial accounts for the UK business. Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide support for a number of financial duties, including month end close, annual activities and the use of SAP S/4Hana, BW and other financial associated systems
  • Provide support for S4Hana on data interface and reconciliations
  • Triage with the business and with IT / Support/ BASIS teams - for errors and for requesting manual tasks and problem resolution being the central point of resolving issues
  • Oversee access rights of new/left users to relevant systems
  • Manage the daily controls reports, investigate the reasons for differences, and work with IT to resolve problems
  • Maintain the chart of accounts (Inc. Creating new accounts, cost centres, profit centres, etc, ensuring changes are authorised and documented)
  • Management of month-end closing activities SAP S/4HANA (Cock pit)
  • Management of S/4HANA allocation tables for planning / reporting
  • Approve and own change requests for configuration changes to S/4HANA
  • Approve and own change requests for new and updates to existing SAP BW queries, reports, and input templates
  • Management of fiscal year closing activities for FP&A
  • Maintain SAP Master Data, manage Mapping tables
  • Support Internal and external audit requests.

We operate a hybrid working policy that requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the Oxford office.

Please note: This is a fixed term contract (or secondment position) until June 2023. We may close the advertisement for this role early should we find the successful candidate and therefore encourage you to make an application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

About You

You’ll be someone who is committed to continuous improvement and who is very comfortable with different financial systems. To be successful in this role you will also need:

  • A personable, friendly approach with the customer (i.e internal stakeholders)
  • Problem solving abilities
  • Experience using Excel at a high level
  • Strong working knowledge of SAP or similar financial systems.


  • SAP S/4HANA knowledge/experience
  • AAT qualified.


We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.


Please contact with any queries relating to this role. 

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.

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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
  • Division:
    Group Finance
  • Department:
    Financial Accounts
  • Closing Date:
    13 December 2022
  • Salary:
    £35,000- £37,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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