Finance Executive


UK

Oxford Economics is a leading global provider of economic forecasts, research, and consulting solutions. We are seeking a high-caliber Finance Executive to join our growing Finance team in Oxford. The Finance Executive in Oxford assists the Finance Manager in the execution of all financial transactions and bookkeeping for Oxford Economics Group, including its subsidiaries and branches.

Key Responsibilities
  • Overseeing and supporting the AR and AP functions
  • Inputting bank statements and reconciling them in SAP
  • Assisting with month end closes
  • Reconciling the monthly credit card statements
  • Auditing staff travel and expense reports
  • Maintaining the PO system
Accounts Receivable:
  • Performing thorough checks on customer invoices before posting into SAP
  • Ensuring that any scheduled or delayed invoices are monitored and sent out on time
  • Overseeing the issuing of invoices to customers including uploading of invoices to online portals
  • Overseeing the debt collecting and taking on the more challenging debtors
  • Assisting the Sales Teams to ensure that vendor forms and RFPs are completed with correct financial information.
  • Ensuring that revenue recognition is correct in SAP
Accounts Payable:
  • Performing thorough checks on supplier invoices before posting into SAP
  • Inputting payments in the banking systems
  • Ensuring that purchases are treated correctly (i.e. prepayments and capitalisation of fixed assets)
  • Monitoring supplier invoices to ensure they are paid on time

This is not an exhaustive list. The Finance Executive must be prepared to work as part of a team and assist or carry out other duties as requested during periods of high workloads, sickness, holidays and emergencies.

Person Specification
  • Knowledge and experience of MS Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills when dealing with customers (both in writing and on the phone)
  • Proven ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ongoing study of finance qualification desirable

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 280 industrial sectors and over 7,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe. We employ over 450 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 2200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

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