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Finance Business Partner - Higher Education

Hays Senior Finance
England, London
GBP330.0 - GBP350.0 per day + £330-360 umbrella per day
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Public sector and government
Salary band
£300 - £450 per day
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Your new company
A London university is seeking a Finance Business Partner to join them on an interim basis from April. The role is initially for 3 months and there is the potential for extension. The team operate on a hybrid basis, with occassional days in the office.

Your new role

  • Provide advice and guidance to allocated Schools on the preparation of their annual submission for the budget round
  • Contribute to the continuing improvement of the budgeting and monthly reporting processes
  • Support budget holders through regular financial planning and reporting cycles and providing financial advice to budget holders as required, including support with business cases for costings, modelling and variance analysis
  • Contribute to the financial year end audit providing accurate audit schedules and dealing with audit queries
  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of the relationship between the academic and student-related objectives of the University

What you'll need to succeed

  • You must be a qualified accountant
  • You must have experience of working in a university
  • You must have experience of working in a Finance Business Partner role
  • You must have experience of using a large accounting (ERP) system
  • Experience of annual TRAC reporting to HEFCE is desirable

What you'll get in return

  • £330-360 umbrella
  • Hybrid working - you may be asked to work from the office once per week

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV in Word format.
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