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Senior FP&A Analyst (Fixed Term Contract)

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.

The Group Finance team have a pivotal role in supporting the smooth running of the Press and ensuring global financial compliance across the Press. 

About the Role

You’ll be responsible for performing FP&A activities as determined by FP&A team members and produce the output that supports finance Business Partners and Divisional FD and broader Finance in their activities.

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Perform FP&A activities including (but not limited to) reporting, budgeting, forecasting, decision support to provide consistent, accurate and timely output and add additional commentary and insights based on specific business drivers.
  • Run and develop reports, models and approaches using analysis and problems solving skills to support projects based on defined requirements.
  • Analyse financial information to ensure that information is accurate, that provisions are financially sound and correctly allocated, investigate anomalies and provide explanations on variances that have occurred against budget. Where errors are found provide information and analysis and to Finance Operations to correct the postings.
  • Identify data quality issues and work with the data team and help to resolve the issues, providing analysis and insight.
  • Propose and implements improvements to finance activities, processes and procedures and work with the FP&A team to continually improve processes.
  • Acts as support for colleagues with less experience, providing informal guidance.

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

About You

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys problem solving and business partnering with different stakeholders. To be successful in this role you need to be highly analytical and commercially savvy and have the following:  


  • Finance qualification or studying for a professional qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Commitment to continual personal professional development


  • Experience of problem solving and analysis techniques to define problems
  • Initiative and ability to successfully implement new ideas, with drive to push through
  • Ability to clearly communicate compelling messages – verbal and written
  • Finance tools (including excel) and technology awareness

Please note that this is a 6 month fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension.


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. 

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