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Application Support Analyst (Finance)

Date:  22-Nov-2022

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Business
Business Unit:  OI plc

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. With a sixty-year history, and fourteen Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, our world-class products and technologies are helping our customers to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century.




We are now looking for an Applications Support Analyst to work in our Head office IT based in Tubney Woods, Abingdon. This role will have a specific focus on Finance applications.


You will report to the Group IT BA Manager and the purpose of the role is to provide a first-class support experience to users of Group IT applications for both BAU and project-based activities concentrating predominantly but not exclusively on finance-based processes.  Actively promoting best practice, and delivering value to the business, effectively, efficiently and to a high standard. 


Some of the key areas:


  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd line Functional systems support for Enterprise Applications
  • Provide Technical knowledge and support for “Business as usual” service delivery tasks, working to create an ”Automate First” approach to repeatable tasks 
  • Prioritise, triage, and resolve support issues
  • Answering queries raised by users of the systems
  • Liaising with internal teams as well as clients and vendors, ensuring they are up to date on the progress of issues and resolutions
  • Provide accurate and professional communications to internal customers on the progress against issues and requests
  • Assist in the deployment of core products, taking end to end ownership for the delivery of assigned work packages
  • Create and maintain content for a support knowledge wiki ensuring we share knowledge to the wider community as appropriate
  • Drive standardisation, simplification, and efficiencies through seeking appropriate solutions
  • Provide Ad-hoc training to business as required
  • Proactively work with the IT Trainer to streamline and enhance IT Training of our core systems across the business
  • System testing upgrades and changes to confirm adherence against specification and customer outcomes. Documented in system test plans
  • Actively support problem management eliminating where possible root causes




At Oxford Instruments we are proud of the environment that we have created. We hope that in joining us you will find out why people stay so long with our business and have such a large part in our globally growing success story.


This role is a hybrid role with the main location being Tubney Woods, Abingdon. We work 8.00 until 4.30 Monday to Thursday and finish at 1.00 on a Friday so you can start your weekend early.


Other Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private health care
  • Generous pension
  • Car scheme
  • Cycle to work




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.