Head of Financial Business Partnering

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Education

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 02/12/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months +

Salary: £375 - £420 per day


A prominent higher education institution in Central London is recruiting for a capable and experienced Head of Financial Business Partnering to start immediately.

Joining this determined organisation in a key financial post will involve working closely with the CFO to produce consolidated management accounts inside the given deadlines for an initial 6 month period. This is currently a vacant position in the organisation and if successful will be given the opportunity to apply for the permanent role.

Other key duties of this role include:

  • Develop and drive strategic decision-making processes and tools for multiple faculties, working with all of them to optimise financial performance.
  • Provide accurate monthly management account information with an emphasis on variance analysis to aid senior managers and directors.
  • Working with relevant teams to prepare financial plans and budgets.
  • Continuously improve the budgeting and reporting processes.
  • Provide the highest quality advice and support to internal decision makers by providing clear and concise business and costing analysis.
  • Improving engagement with the business; proactively enhancing and developing relationships
  • Providing effective and strategic analysis and insight, in order to make recommendations as and when required.
  • Identifying areas of financial risk in the internal control regime, driving improvements where necessary.

Key person specification:

  • Fully qualified CCAB account.
  • Excellent organisational and management skills, with an ability to work to specific deadlines.
  • Experienced at working within a higher education institution.
  • Must have prior experience working as a Finance Business Partner in a large or complex organisation.
  • Adaptability and flexible with a particular willingness to learn new skills and participate in relevant training and staff development opportunities.

You must be available to start by the 23rd December.

If you can display the above aptitudes and characteristics we would like to hear from you. Please note applications will be reviewed prior to closing and as such immediate application is recommended.

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