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Bid Finance Manager - Oxford

Ref: 311 Date Posted: Tuesday 11 Jul 2017

Who will I be working for?

A highly interesting and academic consultancy, with a far-reaching International plan. A real team atmosphere and extensive rewards package await the successful candidate.

My client is seeking to recruit a full-time experienced Bid Finance Manager to join the bidding team in their Oxford office. 

What will I be doing?

Reporting to our Commercial Bid Manager, the Finance Bid Manager will be responsible for providing guidance and advice on financial elements of tender and acquisition opportunities being investigated from early forecasting / pre-positioning through to tender submission

They will also develop the budget for key proposals (over £1m) as well as those which require sensitive personal data to be submitted to the client and overall support the development of commercial strategies for all clients.

This will be achieved by, among other things:

  • Ensuring final budgets submitted to clients are consistent with approved budgets
  • Attending all meetings for allocated bids as key contributors
  • Review and advise on commercial proposals developed by Project Managers.
  • Advising and supporting on commercial / fiscal components of acquisition opportunities
  • Liaising between Project, Tender and Business Managers on how the proposed technical methodology may impact on the commercial proposal.
  • Liaising as required with the Legal and Contracts, HR and Finance teams to develop budgets where sensitive information is required
  • Developing and managing appropriate templates to be included in bids depending on the requirements from the donor

What skills and experience are required?

  •  Qualification or part qualification Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA.) or significant finance and budgeting experience
  • Ability to understand high volumes of complex financial information
  • Previous experience in bid support and project budgeting
  • Good prioritisation and time-management skills
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interpret international development technical approaches and processes and translate it into financial requirements
  • Commercial awareness.
  • Excellent IT skills in Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills across and upwards
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team


  • Experience of the international development sector
  • Knowledge of SharpOwl , SUN and IPOS
  • Project management experience 


Is there anything else I need to know?

This is a permanent, full time position in Oxford City centre £ 45,000- 48,000. With great company benefits

We really hope this great role appeals to you and you decide to apply! We love hearing from you and really appreciate every single application that we receive. We wish we could respond to your CV personally but due to the high number of responses we receive this just isn't possible. Therefore if you haven't heard back from us within a week, your application won't be taken any further on this occasion. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our roles. We wish you all the very best for your job search.

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