Commercial Finance Analyst

A part, fully qualified or studier is required for this Financial analysis and modelling role in Oxford.

Your new company

My client has been described as “unquestionably the finest university museum in the world” by The Times. The Museum is a part of the Oxford University Museums Group and houses the University’s collections of art and archaeology together with objects and works owned by other private individuals and bodies and loaned to it. The collections themselves are of world significance. They range from archaeology to the fine and decorative arts of Europe and Asia and from coins to casts of classical sculpture. These are used for teaching and research purposes both within the University and in the worldwide academic and research communities. Above all, the building is a great public Museum, open to all without charge.

Your new role

The post holder will be part of the tight knit finance team, reporting to the commercial accountant and reporting lead and working closely with the Head of Finance, IT business analysts, commercial systems team and central finance reporting change team to deliver a step-change in the delivery of regular financial reporting, improving the quality, accuracy and timeliness of key management information to better support decision-making. The post holder will also take responsibility for month-end accounting tasks supporting the commercial operations of the museum in addition to the creation of models and templates to support quarterly forecasting, budgeting and planning across the museum

This is a varied role, with a mix of business as usual and project activities,that would suit a part/qualified accountant with proven Power BI reporting experience. This role will both support the commercial operation and make a real impact on the reporting and decision-making capabilities of the museum, and more widely across the Division.

What you'll need to succeed

Essential selection criteria

  • Experience of working in an accounting environment, evidenced by a relevant AAT/CCAB/CIMA/ACCA accountancy qualification including part qualification.
  • Strong understanding of financial IT systems, including Power BI and advanced Excel.
  • Demonstrable experience of building reporting in Power BI and other platforms,discovering, modelling and improving information flow processes.
  • Experience of working within a commercial environment preferably retail / online sales
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with managers and other key stakeholders.
  • Methodical, paying close attention to detail at all points.
  • Evidence of working as part of a team to achieve a collective goal and examples of demonstrating a good customer service focus and ethos
  • Good time management skills and project management skills, including the ability to schedule work and the ability to manage to set deadlines.
  • Willingness to take ownership of and responsibility for discrete areas of activity.
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills combined with the ability to generate practical and effective solutions.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Previous experience of working in a cultural/heritage/visitor attraction environment
  • An understanding or experience of the University’s Oracle financial system is desirable.

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.
An attractive salary and very generous pension scheme
Genuine career progression opportunities

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Flexible Working,Full-time
Charities & Not For Profit
Part Qualified Accountant
£33309 - £44706

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Andrew Wilson, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Oxford
1st Floor, 133 - 134 High Street

Telephone: 01865727071

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