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Oxford Summer Courses is looking for a dynamic Finance Assistant to join one of the fastest
growing companies in Europe (Financial Times 2018) . We are a welcoming team of driven and
energetic people has and we have been nationally recognised for excellent company culture.
We are looking for an individual that will help shape Oxford Summer Courses’ future success.

About the role
As our Finance Assistant you will work with the Finance Team to assist with various financial
transactions, reconciliations and preparation of financial reports for quarterly VAT
submissions. You will also be working closely with the company directors on financial projects
producing reports and providing analysis.

There will be opportunities for career progression and extra responsibilities. From day one we
will guide you through our career progression principles to ensure that you receive the support
you need to achieve your career goals.

You will be
• Processing invoices and payments
• Reconciling bank statements regularly using Xero
• Assisting with the preparation of the VAT return on a quarterly basis
• Acting as a point of contact for other departments, external suppliers and colleges with
regards to financial queries
• Assisting with training pastoral staff in budgetary management and financial reporting
during the summer
• Ensuring that all sensitive data is handled in accordance with GDPR regulations

Practical details
• Pay: £20,000- £23,000 depending on experience + 10% bonus for achieving
personal and company-wide goals
• Start : Immediately
• Full time – potential for flexible working
• Comprehensive benefits package including medical and health insurance, learning
allowance, cycle to work scheme
• Central Oxford location in our new office on Beaumont Street

We are looking for
• Experience in managing accounts payable and receivable
• Skills in financial administration
• A good team player with the ability to communicate effectively
• Pro-active and ability to use initiative
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Intermediate Excel knowledge

Desirable attributes
• Experience of using Xero
• Interest in and/or experience of working in the education sector
• AAT qualified or in the process of completing

Please send a CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience and what you would bring to
the role to: [email protected]. Application closes on 22nd October 2018,
interviews will be held the week commencing the 29th October 2018.

About us
Oxford Summer Courses is a fast-growth education company committed to exceptional
educational experiences. We are ranked 496th fastest growing company in Europe (80th in the
UK) by the Financial Times. The organisation was established in 2010 by a network of Oxford
alumni determined to share the magic of the university and the city with the wider world.
Although Oxford Summer Courses isn’t part of the university, Oxford is at the heart of
everything we do. It shapes what, where and how we teach.
We run a summer school that welcomes over 2,000 motivated international students aged 9-
24. In 2019 we are planning to welcome 3200 students across Oxford, Cambridge, High
Wycombe, London and India, where they’ll study a wide variety of academic subjects and
English language courses.
We are a dynamic team of 26 staff members and growing, located across Oxford, Cambridge,
London and India. Together we build global partnerships and oversee preparation for the busy
summer months when a team of over 150 tutors and 200 on-course delivery staff join us to
deliver our courses.
Oxford Summer Courses values and actively nurtures company culture through a range of staff
benefits curated by staff members, regular social events and a collaborative head office situated
at the heart of Oxford. For that reason, Real Business and Breathe HR recognised us as one of
SME Culture Leaders in the UK. We are seeking an individual that wants to be part of shaping
the growth of the company as well as contributing to the award winning team culture.
Our goal is to share the exciting academic adventure of Oxford – and other elite universities –
with the world. Alongside our summer courses we run a charity (Universify Education) that has
been recognised by the Financial Times for making a positive impact on the wider community.
The charity offers free access courses to encourage applications to top universities from
students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Please note that Oxford Summer Courses has robust safeguarding policies. References are
requested and will be scrutinised. Where appropriate, they will be validated with the providing

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted and that no terminology in this
advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race,
religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in
accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

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