Oxford Permanent £60,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Be part of a contemporary college leading the way in postgraduate education.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in education through financial support.

About Our Client

Join a prestigious organisation nestled in the heart of Oxford academia, renowned for its commitment to excellence, innovation, and fostering a transformative educational experience. As the Accountant, you'll be an integral part of our esteemed financial team, contributing your expertise to support our mission of academic distinction and advancement.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of the Accountant:

  • Develop, coordinate, and execute the college's financial plans, budgets, and forecasts in alignment with organisational goals and priorities.
  • Monitor and analyse financial performance against established budgets, identifying variances and recommending corrective actions when necessary.
  • Generate accurate and timely financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, to aid decision-making by college leadership and stakeholders.
  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to provide insights and recommendations for optimising resource allocation and improving financial efficiency.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant financial regulations, accounting principles, and governmental guidelines.
  • Manage internal controls, oversee audits, and maintain accurate financial records in accordance with legal requirements and industry standards.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic financial plans aligned with the college's mission and long-term objectives.
  • Assess and manage financial risks, proposing risk mitigation strategies to safeguard the organisations financial stability.
  • Collaborate with departments to assess funding needs and ensure efficient utilisation of financial resources across the institution.
  • Foster collaboration with other departments and stakeholders to ensure financial transparency, alignment, and understanding of financial goals.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements, automation, and the implementation of best practices to enhance financial operations.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, regulations, and technological advancements in finance to drive innovation and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with various departments to provide financial insights and support decision-making across the organisation.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Accountant will have:

  • Professional accounting certification (e.g., ACCA, CPA) highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in financial management, preferably within an educational or similarly complex institutional setting.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial software and tools, coupled with exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to convey complex financial information effectively.
  • Educated to degree level.

What's on Offer

On offer for the successful Accountant:

  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience.
  • Exceptional Pension Scheme
  • Generous vacation allowance and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth within a prestigious academic environment.
  • Access to a vibrant and intellectually stimulating community.
Jack Ryall-Champion
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Job summary

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Not for Profit
Financial Accounting
Not For Profit
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Consultant name
Jack Ryall-Champion
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+44 186 520 8478
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