Senior Finance Analyst

Central London

A top London University are looking to recruit an exciting, newly created role within their Treasury and Business Planning team.

This role would suit an ambitious Management Accountant with good analytical skills, along with the ability to manipulate data in Excel, or an already established Analyst who is looking for a role which will enable the organisation to make strategic decisions based on your work.

The Senior Financial Analyst supports the Treasury & Business Planning team with financial planning and analysis capability to support Institutional decision making and performance. Reporting to the Head of Treasury & Business Planning, the goal of the Senior Financial Analyst is to help determine the best use of resources to achieve the University’s objectives.

The Senior Financial Analyst supports Head of Treasury & Business Planning with the following:

  • Maintenance of a long-term financial model and scenario planning
  • Financial analysis of new investments/initiatives
  • Cash flow forecasting, working capital and debt management
  • Treasury monitoring

Demonstrating strong analytical and data gathering skills, the post holder will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to present financial information to non-finance staff. Excellent Excel skills are key.

Specifics include:

  1. Support the development and ongoing management of a long-term financial model which accurately reflects the latest structure and operations of the University and delivers the analytical capabilities required.
  2. Help develop and deliver financial management information including financial and key performance indictor data, narrative reporting and forward projections.
  3. Support the Head of Treasury & Business Planning in working with the Financial Controller monitor daily, short and medium term cash flow and debt, including preparation of 12 week and 12 month cash forecasts. Identify improvements for management of working capital.
  4. Support the Head of Treasury & Business Planning with treasury monitoring and compliance.
  5. As directed by the Head of Treasury & Business Planning, undertake financial analysis and scenario planning to support the achievement of the University’s goals and strategy, based on trends observed in internal data and knowledge of activities both within the University and the sector and external environment more generally.
  6. Undertake cost analysis and identify opportunities to reduce costs and improve financial performance.
  7. Assist the Head of Treasury & Business Planning with strategic financial analysis of major investments and other significant analysis; test key assumptions, risks and mitigations for analysis undertaken.
  8. Support the development of new tools, presentation styles and processes to improve financial understanding and decision making at the University.
  9. Support the core remit of the Financial Performance team and provide cover and support for other members of the team when required and actively exchange ideas and best practice.
  10. Ensure the highest standard of professional practice as an individual and within the team.
  11. To actively follow and promote the University of London policies, including the University’s Dignity at Work and Equal Opportunities Policy and actively promote these wherever possible.
  12. To maintain an awareness and observation of fire and health and safety regulations.
  13. Any other duties, consistent with the grade and scope of the post, reasonably required of the post-holder by the reporting line manager

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