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Oxford Innovation

Management Accountant

  • Oxford Centre For Innovation, Oxfordshire

  • £25,000 - £30,000 depending upon experience

  • Permanent

Oxford Innovation operates a network of centres that provide flexible office and laboratory space and business support services to companies throughout the UK. Our clients are start-ups, high growth SMEs, investors and public sector organisations that contract with us to deliver innovation centres and programmes to business. We are now seeking a pro-active Management Accountant to join our friendly central finance team based at the Oxford Centre For Innovation.

About the role

Major objectives of the role:

• To prepare, develop and analyse key financial information to ensure that the organisation’s management makes well-informed decisions to drive future stability, growth and profitability whilst establishing and maintaining financial policies and management information systems.
• To produce timely, accurate management information for the organisation, consolidate budget and forecast/business plan information and to assist with year-end processes and statutory accounts preparation.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Preparation of monthly management accounts for a portfolio of Innovation Centres. Including Balance Sheet reconciliations
• Assist with budgeting and forecast preparation
• Liaise with the client’s Auditors regarding financial information in order to pre-plan for audit file preparation
• Preparation of audit file for the client
• Liaising with internal and external customers
• Invoices to Centre owners and/or funders
• Preparation/reconciliation of rates payments from occupancy records
• Analysis of rates reports
• Preparation of occupancy reports
• VAT returns/reports
• Management and main point of contact for Finance System queries
• Payment run reviews and sign off
• Other ad hoc duties reasonably requested by your Line Manager

What we're looking for


• Studying or looking to start ACCA/CIMA/ACA
• Proven experience in a similar role
• Good working knowledge of Excel
• Understanding of modern management information systems

Personal Competences:

• A completer/finisher who is efficient and accurate with an excellent eye for detail
• A confident and personable individual with excellent interpersonal skills
• The ability to communicate tactfully and persuasively at all levels with all types of people with both financial and non-financial information
• Intellectual with a strong business and commercial acumen
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent administrative and organisational skills
• Highly self-motivated and proactive with a desire to contribute to the wider company
• Client and customer services focussed
• Ability to work under pressure and multi task
• Team player and team leader

Hours of Work:

• Full time hours of 37.5 hours per week worked between Monday and Friday, but flexibility required to meet the needs of the business.

Our employees enjoy:

• Flexible Benefits Package
• Flexible working
• Charity Days
• 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (with the ability to increase or decrease when you need to)
• Contributory pension
• Private medical and dental insurance
• Bicycle purchase scheme