Head Of Trading Finance job in Oxford at OXFAM GB

Head of Trading Finance

Company: OXFAM GB

Location: Oxford UK

Date Posted:Jan 18, 2018

AT OXFAM, WE WON’T LIVE WITH POVERTY.Together we can end extreme poverty for good. Will you join us?         Head of trading financecORPORATE FINANCE   Closing date:- Sunday 4th February 2018Interview date:- TBCVacancy reference:- FIN0366       aBOUT oXFAMOxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty. our valuesAll our work is led by three core values: Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen. Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.Inclusiveness: We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.OUR TEAMWe develop, manage and control Oxfam’s corporate management, accounting & statutory financial reporting work, operational finance, payroll, treasury function and financial systems. We provide leadership in accounting and financial policy.OUR CLIENT – OXFAM TRADING DIVISIONWe support a national network of circa. 630 shops across the UK. This trading division contributes to approximately £20 million of unrestricted funding per annum to our charitable activities, and is generated by over 1100 employees and 23,000 volunteers. WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FORExperience of financial management of >150 shops in a trading environmentDemonstrable business acumen and ability to make a commercial difference by advising and supporting the trading leadership team and their respective teamsExperience of managing a finance team, including financial analystsAn excellent communicator with the ability to communicate at different levels, both within the organisation and with various external stakeholdersExperience of process improvements to establish lean and accountable process flowsAbility to work with functional expertsJoB Purpose ?         To be an effective leader of the trading finance teamTo provide necessary reporting of operational finance areas to deputy Finance Director-CorporateTo be an active member of the Trading Leadership Team (TLT) and to represent the finance lead in achieving TLT objectivesTo support the Trading Director to ensure financial management and growth with new initiatives and to review risks and opportunities when developing the Trading StrategyManagement of reporting and financial analysis (including balance sheet and cashflow) for the Trading divisionPreparation of annual and strategic Trading plansEnsure year-end statutory accounts are in line with Corporate Finance Reporting requirementsAbility to work in a “group of companies” environmentAbility to develop internal processes and procedures to ensure fit for purpose, whilst adopting lean methodology Core DetailsLocation:Oxford (Oxfam House)Our package:Grade:Up to £50,000 per annumBContract type:Open ended  Hours of work:36 per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stageThis role reports to:Zoe Naylor (Deputy Finance Director-Corporate)Staff reporting to this post:2 direct reports  Key Responsibilities Planning and production of monthly Flash Trading resultsPlanning and production of monthly Trading Management AccountsPlanning and production of the Trading forecasts and Annual Trading Budget and strategic three-year plan in co-ordination with areas sales managers and shop managementManagement of Trading stock (including new products) with the Trading management accountant to ensure monthly cycle counts and year-end stock counts are timely and accurately recorded. Ensure the stock accountants can produce quick and accurate reporting to suit Trading management requirements and Year-end requirementsDay to day staff management of direct reportsEnsure month-end Trading reconciliations are performed and approved with adequate controlsProvide business partnering services to Trading Leadership team and their direct reportsEnsure the team provide good customer service to retail shops within the organisation to ensure efficient and cost-effective execution of trading objectivesManage various lean project work within the teamsEnsure robust monthly controls within all teams of responsibilitiesDrive for continuous improvement to ensure operational efficiencyResponsible for implementing strategies and for feeding options into divisional strategy involving;High level analysisRisk managementInvestment appraisalPortfolio managementProduction of management accounts, for Oxfam Activities Ltd and other businesses Oxfam develops in the futureAnalysing and interpretation of reports and provision of recommendations to TMT and departmental headsManagement of Trading Division’s risk register, whilst building a relationship with Internal Audit and loss preventionManagement of Trading division’s investment appraisal/business case processesIdentification and specification of Information System’s (IS) needs (all supplied by the IS)Depending on direct reports also overview management of two of the followingbusiness analyst functions:supply and estates teams functionestates/development surveyors functionbuilding surveyor function skills, experience and knowledge Key influencing skills required with the ability to communicate at all levels within the charityAbility to build relationships with internal key stakeholders and with external stakeholdersAbility to listen and engage the operational finance staff to become a value-added team and create a motivated team to drive change Essential ACA/ACCA/CIMA (fully qualified) or equivalentExperience of financial management of >150 shops in a commercial retail environmentComputer literate with Advanced Excel skillsExperience of Microsoft Navision or similar system providing comprehensive retail reporting (Experience of handling high volume data systems)Experience of ERP systemsStrong business partnering skillsGood staff management skillsAttention to detail and a strong work ethicExperience of leading and developing people and teams through changeStrong presentation skillsOpen minded, logical and analytical approach to tasks, with the ability to review, adapt and develop existing procedures and processesAbility to work in the UKFull clean driving licence Desirable Experience of management of retails stock At Oxfam, our job descriptions provide a guide to what might be expected in the role. Along with our strategy the job description is used to help to shape specific objectives for employees. Employees are supported to deliver these objectives and they are annually assessed against them as part of the Oxfam performance review process. This job description is not incorporated into the employment contract.How to Apply  Apply online Go to: for external applicants:For internal applicants:Search for the vacancy using the reference numberComplete the online application processEnsure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.     What will I need Each recruitment is unique and you will need to follow the instructions part of the online application process. You will usually be asked to provide: Your personal contact detailsThe details of your referee(s)Details on how you meet the skills, experience and knowledge that are required for this role Support and help Look at our how to apply section for helpful tipsTechnical glitch? If you have any issues when submitting your application please contact We are unable to accept prospective application but you can sign up for our job alerts here    Oxfam is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team.  how to find out more about us Find out about everything we do - Get a feel of what it is like to work at Oxfam - Find out more about our pay & benefits -  Follow us     OXFAM LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK- for your infortmation only. please use criteria in the ‘skills, experience and knowledge’ section to demonstrate your suitability for the role Competencies DescriptionDecisivenessWe are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.InfluencingWe have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.HumilityWe put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.Relationship BuildingWe understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.ListeningWe are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.Mutual AccountabilityWe can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.Agility, Complexity, and AmbiguityWe scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.Systems ThinkingWe view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.Strategic Thinking and JudgmentWe use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.Vision SettingWe have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.Self-AwarenessWe are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviours to control and channel our impulses for good purposes. Enabling We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.  View full job description
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