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Finance Business Partner x 2

£55,000 – £60,000

Beautiful offices in central London location/Hybrid

Fantastic opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join a world-renowned specialist Arts and education organisation, who will provide insightful financial management information that will help the organisation to make the best informed strategic and tactical decisions. By drawing on their high-level analytical skills and commercial acumen the Finance Business Partner will develop systems and processes to help shape a best-in-class business partnering support to their stakeholders.

Key areas of responsibility will include;

  • Business partner including members of the Senior Management Team, academics, and heads of support functions
  • Provide accurate, reliable, and timely financial information including monthly management accounts, forecast, budget-holder reports and project reporting.
  • Build trusted partnerships with the business to influence and support tactical and strategic business decisions, promoting business improvements and cost reductions. Communicate data (both written and verbal) in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner. Help drive critical business actions.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, and the ongoing monitoring of actual and forecast financial performance, identifying any deviations and highlighting them to the Head of FP&A.
  • Ensure an appropriate distinction is maintained between restricted and unrestricted funds and monitor use of restricted funds to ensure all restrictions are observed.
  • Produce cash flow reports and prepare and monitor the cash flow forecast.
  • Provide commercial analysis and support including, but not limited to, margin and profitability analysis, costings, forecasting and reviewing contracts.
  • Prepare the trading subsidiary management accounts and support management in preparation of the budget.
  • Work with the Head of FP&A to develop key performance metrics, appraise current activities of the organisation, and identify and communicate opportunities to maximise revenue and/or reduce expenditure.
  • Provide ad-hoc financial guidance for departments as required, ensuring a high level of responsiveness and assistance to colleagues across the organisation.
  • Ensure necessary financial reports for external bodies are completed appropriately and in a timely manner, including returns for statutory bodies, government departments and other agencies. For example, TRAC and HESA reporting

In order to be successful in either role, we are looking for formally qualified candidates (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) who have relevant experience of business partnering and excellent communication skills. You will adopt a continuous improvement mindset, thrive in an evolving environment and be adept at developing processes and procedures. An appetite for automation and further development of finance systems is greatly advantageous.

Your experience could have been gained in a Higher Education setting, ideally with exposure to TRAC or costing OR gained within a Charity/NfP where you have supported development or commercial operations.

Experience of reporting on capital programmes would be an advantage.

Fantastic benefits include 30 days holiday, generous pension contribution, hybrid work pattern, free entry to events and subsidised café/shop purchases.

This is a great opportunity to work for a well-known name in their sector, and really be part of the next phase of their story.

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