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Internships for Accounting, Finance graduates at Oxford University Press


Closing date: 18 September 2023 Work Level Student/Graduate Job Type Contract Salary Market Related EE Position Yes Location Goodwood

Reference Number OUP-65

Description Oxford University Press Southern Africa Oxford University Press advances knowledge and learning of all kinds, from a child reading their first words to a researcher expanding the frontiers of their field. Our work is constantly evolving, and the possibilities are endless. We strive to reach more and more people around the world to achieve their potential. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It is our mission to further the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Commercial Analyst Internship Principal Accountabilities

  • Assist Senior Commercial Analysts with all commercial related activities including but not limited to reporting, budgeting, forecasting

  • Analyse financial information to ensure that information is accurate, investigate anomalies and provide explanations on variances that have occurred against budget

  • Have working knowledge of SAP

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel

  • Be able to present a topic to various audiences within finance and across other areas of the business

  • Exposure to multiple departments: Accounts Payable & Receivable, Treasury, Royalties, Taxation, R2R and Commercial

Requirements Qualifications and Experience

  • BCom Accounting, Finance degree. Studying towards CIMA qualification (advantageous)

  • Computer literacy - Word, Excel (advanced), PowerPoint

  • Sound communication and presentation skills

  • Effective time management

  • Ability to multitask and perform under pressure

  • Ability to work in a team

  • South African citizen

  • Access to reliable transport


  • Ability and willingness to learn: Have an open mindset and attitude to learn

  • Collaboration: Working with internal and external teams

  • Initiative: Foster new ideas and solutions to projects and processes

  • Resilience: Ability to manage time well, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Analytical thinking: Being able to analyse and capture data

  • Take ownership of responsibilities

  • Ability to showcase problem solving and analysis techniques to define problems and suggest solutions

At Oxford University Press we believe education is the most powerful weapon one can use to transform live and to empower teachers and learners. By making knowledge accessible through the delivery of our educational products and support services to teachers, we strive to positively impact the lives of millions anytime, everywhere. Oxford University Press, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a talented graduate to fill the Commercial Analyst Internship position based in Goodwood, Cape Town. Oxford University Press will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need for transformation.

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