c.£50,000 per annum
Worcester College is one of the 38 constituent Colleges of the University of Oxford. It has a turnover of £12m and an endowment of £38m. We have 120 academic staff (who teach and conduct research) and 100 non-academic staff, all serving the needs of 600 students (undergraduate and graduate) plus a number of other academic visitors. We run an active Summer Schools programme and also welcome guests staging their own conference events in our venues. Income from Summer Schools and Conferencing is a growing element in the College’s income mix and is an area of significant investment.
Recently Worcester’s Finance function has undergone a period of some change and is now in an exciting position to consolidate its operations, embedding an efficient accounts processing service, generating more value from Great Plains (its accounts system), improving the College’s financial planning processes and also the quality of management information, and creating a true business planning approach toward identifying and assessing opportunities. Managing a team of four, team development is also a key aspect to this role.
In order to be successful in post you will be a fully qualified Accountant with excellent written and oral communication skills and with an ability to engage with confidence at all levels. Strong technical expertise and experience of preparing annual accounts for audit is essential, as are advanced Excel and systems skills. You will have a collaborative style, a pro-active nature and the ability to build effective working relationships with people across the College. An appreciation of the University and College environment would be advantageous but is not essential.
In return for the above, Worcester offer an excellent benefits package including 30 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays), eligibility to the Universities Superannuation Scheme and free meals in the Senior Common Room when the kitchens are open.
Further particulars and information about how to apply may be downloaded from the links below. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 November 2014.
Worcester College is an equal opportunities employer.