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Head of Finance, Planning & Analysis

Central London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£65,000 per year
Job description

Head of Finance, Planning & Analysis
Salary circa £65,000
Permanent, Full-time
Hybrid Working, 2 days in office – can be flexible for right person
Location: Central London

A prestigious university is recruiting a Head of Finance, Planning & Analysis to take on a key role and drive forward the university forward. As the head of FP&A you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Ensure the provision of a high standard of customer service in a business partnering capacity, delivering advice and information to budget-holders and senior managers in the University that is relevant, accurate and timely. 
  • Lead and manage the Financial Planning and Analysis team, within Finance consisting of Business Partners, Management Accounts Analysts and a Research Finance team to deliver ‘fit for purpose’ professional support services, delivered in line with professional practice, in a consistent and timely manner within the budget allocated, adhering to financial regulations, and are evaluated for impact and value for money, and contingencies are in place to ensure business continuity and risk management. 
  • To ensure a consistent and high quality of service is provided to Heads of college/PS Directors through the development and implementation of appropriate processes. To seek continuous improvement in the content and presentation of all financial information for management purposes, including the monthly financial report. 
  • To manage the annual budget-setting process along with quarterly forecasting cycles, in liaison with the Deputy Director of Finance and Director of Planning and Performance, ensuring that it is consistent with the financial strategy inclusive, transparent and meets the University’s goals. 
  • To lead the development and automation of regular financial planning cycles, including quarterly forecasting and to support the Deputy Director of Finance in the development and implementation of the 5-year planning process. 
  • To lead the development and improvement of financial modelling, notably in support of financial business cases for all material initiatives requiring approval under the Universities Delegated Authority regulations. 
  • To lead the annual TRAC submission, ensuring that the University fulfils the requirements of the Office for Students (OfS), and advise on how the outcomes can be utilised to support the University in achieving its strategic goals. 

This opportunity provides an excellent platform for a qualified accountant to build on their Business Partnering & FP&A skills whilst playing a key role in organisation’s growth journey

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual. The successful candidate will be fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) with previous experience gained in the Higher Education sector. You will have robust technical skills and be highly organised. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, strong analytical skills, excellent communication, financial modelling, and managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. You will possess the ability to influence and build rapport with a range of finance and non-finance persons across the organisation.

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Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 20 May 2024
Closed date: 02 June 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Finance