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Senior FP&A 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 Senior FP&A Manager you will lead complex FP&A activities as determined by the FP&A managers and interact with Finance Business Partners, Divisional FDs and business management teams to support the development of FP&A capability.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead small teams in any FP&A project including (but not limited to) reporting, budgeting, forecasting, decision support or data management and produce output ready for Divisional consumption.
  • Interact with and challenge Business Partners and Divisional management teams on assumptions and conclusion to ensure rigour in analysis.
  • Bring additional cross OUP Divisional or Group function insights to analysis including market knowledge, historical information, provisions, accruals and reasons for variances and provide direction to sub team members on how to use the information.
  • Develop complex reports, models and approaches using analysis and problems solving skills to support projects where there may be incomplete or conflicting data and provide recommendations.
  • Analyse existing and forecast finance information to ensure that information is accurate, providing detailed explanations on errors or variances that have occurred against budget. 
  • Provide advice on cost control to all OUP staff to ensure correct financial processes and procedures are followed and Group accounting policies are adhered to.
  • Identify data quality issues and work with the data team and help to resolve the issues, providing analysis and insight.
  • Understand and communicate complex OUP finance information clearly to colleagues and help to make it understood.
  • Identify and propose radically alternative approaches and techniques in finance activities, processes and procedures and work with the FP&A team to continually improve processes.
  • Coach team members in development opportunities required to develop as a Finance professional.
  • Identify personal interests and developmental needs and adopt a continual learning ethos to build hard and soft skills necessary to develop into a rounded finance professional.

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

About You


  • Finance qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Experience of problem solving and analysis techniques to define problems
  • Successfully provided and implemented new ideas
  • Experience of leading teams to deliver projects to deadlines
  • Experience of prioritising and dealing with multiple demands
  • Ability to clearly communicate compelling messages to business leaders
  • Commitment to continual personal professional development
  • High level of competence in Excel


  • Experience in finance software tools that automate and improve data analysis (e.g. deploys ML or AI routines)
  • Experience working with commercial team finance support, financial modelling and scenario planning


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:
    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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