The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is a department of the University, providing accredited and non-credit-bearing courses for part time adult learners studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level for personal intellectual enrichment or professional development. The Institute receives annually approximately 10,000 applications for hundreds of courses delivered by the academic staff of ICE and others from the wider University and our panel of tutors. This role is central to the provision of high quality student services at ICE. The Institute is a largely self-financed department of the University with an annual turnover of £7m in 2020/21 and reserves of around £6m. It operates a complex diverse divisional structure focusing on the provision of continuing education (7,800 enrolments in 2020/21) and a supporting programme of commercial operations requiring the role-holder to provide key strategic planning, advice, implementation of strategy and bespoke financial management reporting. The role holder will support the Finance manager by producing high level financial information, analysis and advice to aid the planning, implementation and management of departmental finances in order to ensure declared financial and business objectives comply with financial regulations. Working in a busy finance team the post holder will provide management information, work with budget holders in setting and analysing financial performance and support the Finance Manager during the Institute's strategic planning cycle. The role holder will also act as a contact for financial queries and co-ordinate responses, working with the wider team and providing cover where necessary. The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and hold a Financial/Accounting AAT (Professional Diploma) qualification. They will have advanced Microsoft Excel usage skills including the analysing and manipulation of data and the ability to present and communicate analysis to a range of colleagues at an operational and strategic level. The role holder must have a high level of accuracy in their work and be able to communicate effectively with a range of colleagues across the Institute.