Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant

Job Title: Financial Planning & Analysis Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000.00 - £54000.00 per annum
Reference: 3826671_1594740364
Contact Name: Steven O'Connell
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 14, 2020 16:26

Job Description

Your new company

My client is a university based in Central London. They are looking to recruit an FP&A Accountant on an 18 month fixed term contract with the view to going permanent.

Your new role

The Financial Planning and Analysis post plays a key role in delivering the work of the Management Accounts, in particular the student number and fee analysis, the management accounts reporting, and the budget process.

Your key responsibilities are:

  • Responsible for preparing the monthly management accounts including liaison with finance colleagues for the latest updates, analytical reporting and preparing the first draft of any papers.
  • Leading on forecasting student tuition fee income, both in year and in future years, analysing large volumes of data and working closely with the Planning and Statistics team
  • Maintaining and updating the budget and forecast spreadsheets for the university, co-ordinating the collection of inputs from across the finance team, reconciling versions, updating senior management on key movements, maintaining a detailed evidence and workings file, and preparing summary and presentational data for committees
  • Any other reporting requirements as they arise during the financial year
  • Work closely with Finance and Planning teams to ensure that student number and tuition fee modelling requirements are delivered, including scenario modelling over a number of years
  • Analysis of high volumes of student data and delivery of key insights
  • Reconciliation of complex data sets
  • Construction of scenario-based forecasts

What do I need?

It is essential to have extensive experience of financial planning and analysis work as well as experience of regular collaboration with colleagues from outside the immediate finance team. You will have advanced Excel skills and an understanding of financial modelling. You will be a qualified CCAB accountant.

What you'll get in return

In return you will be placed on a fixed term contract and will be paid between, £45000 - £54000 per annum, plus an excellent benefits package, working in an excellent Central London location.

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