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Project Accountant (FTC)

About us

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford, which furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Group Finance provide head office financial support to the CFO and CEO to enable strategic decision making.

The Group Reporting team provide the business with group consolidated financial information, with which senior management assess OUP’s performance and its alignment with its strategic goals.

About the role

We are recruiting a Project Accountant in the Group Reporting team, part of Group Finance. The purpose of this role is to provide general support with project work, assist with finance change projects and continuous improvement initiatives. There is also an opportunity to provide support to the Group Reporting Manager during the business planning cycle, month-end and year-end processes.

The responsibilities include:

  1. Act as the lead and/or provide general support (depending on size and nature of project) with Group Finance project work: this may involve projects of a technical nature including consolidation accounting, systems (e.g. SAP/BW/Tagetik), acquisitions or accounting policy.
  2. Act as Technical lead for Group Finance on all UK and overseas subsidiary accounts including the consolidation with the rest of the University.
  3. Provide support to the Group Reporting Manager during the business planning cycle, month-end and year-end. Preparing ad-hoc analysis and commentary as necessary.
  4. Provide Systems Improvements and support continuous improvement of Group financial reporting systems.
  5. Ad-hoc reporting – Produce ad-hoc reports and analyses on a timely basis and to  appropriate levels of accuracy, to meet specific requirements identified by the Group Reporting Manager, Group Finance Director or Group Financial Controller.

This role is a 6 month fixed term contract with potential for extension/to go permanent.

About you

  • Recognized accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA or CA preferred )
  • Technical knowledge of UK GAAP/FRS 102 is essential
  • Experience of consolidation accounting and working in a multi-site global organization
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and high levels of change
  • Good communicator, both written and verbal, with people of all levels

Systems experience of MS Office (including advanced Excel) and MS Project, SAP or other management information systems and preferably a consolidation tool such as Tagetik/Hyperion/Cognos.


 
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OUP UK - Oxford
Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
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  • Division:
    Group Finance
  • Department:
    Group Finance
  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2018
  • Salary:
    Salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:
    0241
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