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IBME Finance Portfolio Manager


Standard Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum (with a discretionary range to £59,421 per annum).

Closing date

Jul 29, 2024 12:00PM


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a new role of IBME Finance Portfolio Manager to support the Institute of Biomedical Engineering within the Department of Engineering Science.  You will be expected to deliver a high quality, efficient and effective service across all aspects of financial administration, financial analysis/forecasting, and financial reporting, together with the development of robust and efficient procedures, ensuring full compliance with the University’s Financial Regulations and policies.  This full-time post is permanent and is based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Headington.


You will support all financial aspects of our rapidly growing biomedical engineering research, which involves extensive collaborations with other Oxford departments across the MPLS and Medical Sciences Divisions of the University, funders, industrial collaborators and government. You will play a critical part in ensuring financial discipline in the submission of applications and subsequent expenditure of research budgets, and in developing the financial strategy for sustainable growth of biomedical engineering research.


You will work closely with the IBME Director and the IBME Administrator, as part of the professional services team of the IBME, providing institute-level financial reporting and forecasting. Within the wider department you will work closely with colleagues in the Research Administration and HR teams, and your colleagues in the Finance Team, to provide accurate budgets and forecasts of research activity and overhead recovery.


About you

You should be educated to degree level or hold equivalent experience, with evidence of strong intellectual, numerical and analytical skills.  You should also have a full or part CCAB accountancy qualification (e.g. ACCA or CIMA), or with equivalent experience in a finance role, as well as demonstrate financial aptitude with a high level of attention to detail and the ability to produce clear and concise financial/research reports.  Proven experience of financial operations and financial management in a complex and challenging environment, including financial planning, analysis and budgetary control are also essential.


What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:


•       An excellent contributory pension scheme

•       38 days annual leave

•       A comprehensive range of childcare services

•       Family leave schemes

•       Cycle loan scheme

•       Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

•       Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans


The University also runs an enormous amount of social groups and sports clubs for those looking for more than just a great place to work.


Application Process

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Mr David Trenchard (


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on 29 July 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, (describing how past experience fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 2 September 2024.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Mr David Trenchard

Contact email