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Head of FP&A

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Mar 12, 2024

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Financial Planning & Analysis
Education & Training
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Full Time
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Head of Financial Performance & Analysis

My client, a higher education organisation based in Cheltenham, is embarking on an exciting journey that is seeking to transform the institution. My client has real opportunities over the next few years, building on its strong foundations. This role will support new and ongoing projects, helping to maximise the opportunities they bring, working with regional, national and international partners.

About the Department

The role sits within the CFO function, which is responsible for driving commercial, finance, governance, transformation and project management activities. This role will develop a range of management information and dashboards on key financial performance indicators, deliver regulatory reporting to Funding Bodies and Agencies, develop and maintain the budget and scenario planning models, finance business partnering as well as being responsible for finance data, including the finance systems. The Head of Financial Planning & Analysis is also responsible for student number planning and liaising with key stakeholders to ensure the recruitment projections are in line with strategic direction of the portfolio.

About the role

This role will form a pivotal part of university leadership, having the opportunity to develop and influence financial performance information and the decisions for which it supports. It's a great opportunity for a capable individual to support and lead the budget and forecast process, financial performance reporting, business partnering, financial regulatory returns, financial and commercial decision support and the student planning process.

The person will foster building relationships with senior budget holders across the organisation to ensure the financial performance is understood, as well as budget holders having transparency and understanding their margins and value drivers. It will work closely with the Financial Controller and Head of Commercial and Procurement to foster a culture of taking a more commercial approach across university-wide activities.

The post holder will be able to lead a team to drive incisive, value-add financial support and analysis which facilitates effective decision-making. This includes budget student number reporting and forecasting, ensuring key stakeholders are liaised with in order for the projections to be in line with the strategic direction of the portfolio.

What you'll get in return
In return you will receive a competitive package, generous holiday and pension contributions as well as hybrid flexible working.

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