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FP&A - Senior Data and Insights Manager

We are the world’s largest university press. We have both a worldwide reach and a personal understanding of local needs, partnering on the ground to adapt publications and resources to meet the individual needs of communities, societies, and countries. We partner with researchers, educators, and technology partners to stay ahead of the changing ways people around the world are accessing and sharing knowledge. With a presence in more than 50 countries and millions of customers around the world, an idea launched at OUP can have global impact.

About the Role

As our new FP&A - Senior Data and Insights Manager, you will drive development and delivery of the financial performance reports in the most efficient and effective way, making use of existing technologies and data platforms. In conjunction with ensuring that relevant data flows between systems are understood and maintained.

Duties will include:

  • Provide guidance and subject matter expertise regarding the design of financial performance reporting and KPI reporting
  • Responsible for robust data management, and delivery of timely, clear, accurate and actionable insight
  • Recommending areas for change or improvement, based on inferences made from the data
  • Drive improvements to data collation process through automation and advanced usage of available tools
  • Maintain appropriate controls and procedures to ensure compliance with group standards and best practice for data quality and consistency
  • Established standardised datasets with efficiently updated reports on an agreed schedule
  • Assist with the implementation out of SAP S/4 HANA playing a key role in reporting working group to ensure that the team transition to the new system smoothly.
  • Work with the Enterprise Architecture team to help drive future improvements to data, reporting and insights tools.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the financial systems and how data flows between them, working with other finance teams and technical teams.
  • Understand data quality issues affecting FP&A performance and promote the importance of data quality across Finance, working with other OUP functions as required.

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

About You


  • Experience with Data management and BI tools (in particular Power BI)
  • Demonstrable expertise in Microsoft Power Platform
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Able to think and communicate strategically
  • Able to provide coaching and mentoring to more junior staff


  • Experience of managing a team
  • Service delivery and customer service experience
  • Communication skills – verbal and written


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 to working patterns, 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. 

This role comes with the added benefit of private medical insurance and a discretionary annual management bonus.

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:
    Group Finance
  • Closing Date:
    27 September 2023
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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