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Group Accounting and Consolidation Manager

About the Role

This role is responsible for leading the consolidation process for Group Trading Operations and the Delegates’ Property and Reserve Fund (DPRF) for management accounts, year-end, planning and budgeting including the preparation of the annual Group Financial Statements at 31 March and the University Inclusion pack at 31 July in accordance with UK GAAP (FRS 102). The role will also provide technical accounting advice and recommendations based on UK GAAP to support OUP Group Accounting Policies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of consolidated results in Tagetik
  • Manage the preparation of the Group consolidated financial statements for Trading Ops and the DPRF for the March year end and the University inclusion pack for July year end
  • Act as a key contact for the external auditors including addressing queries on financial statements
  • Manage the UK and overseas subsidiary statutory accounts process to ensure filing deadlines are met.
  • Provide technical accounting advice on topics including revenue recognition, deals, projects and business restructuring
  • Revise and improve group accounting policies to reflect the business and amendments in UK GAAP (and consider other major countries accounting rules i.e. IFRS if required)
  • Liaise with Group Tax and Group Treasury teams on internal trading and hedge accounting
  • Prepare papers for ExCo, Finance Committee and Audit Committee
  • Ad-hoc consolidation reporting and analysis – Produce ad-hoc reports and analyses on a timely basis and to appropriate levels of accuracy, to meet specific requirements identified by the Group Financial Controller or Group Finance Director.

We’re all currently working from home at the moment due to COVID. We are currently thinking through how we use our offices in the future and are open to discussing flexibility within this such as a blend of office and home working. 

About You


  • Finance or Accountancy qualification
  • Technical knowledge of UK GAAP/FRS 102 and IFRS
  • Experience of consolidation accounting and working in a multi-site global organization
  • Good communicator, both written and verbal, with people of all levels
  • Systems experience of Office, ERP and other management information systems including consolidation tools (e.g. Tagetik/ Hyperion/ Cognos)


  • Experience of leading change


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. 

Equal Opportunities

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
  • Division:
    Group Finance
  • Department:
    Group Finance
  • Closing Date:
    12 December 2021
  • Salary:
    Dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
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