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Financial Planning Analyst

Goodman Masson
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type
Full Time
We're settle, a resident-focused housing association. Working in communities across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and South Cambridgeshire, we provide more than 23,000 residents in over 10,000 households with a place to call home. There is something special about working here. It's in the values that shape us and the people that make us - us! And it's in caring not only about the work we do, but also how we do it. We put residents first. We know that everyone is different, so we ensure that we provide a service that is as individual as each resident.

The Financial planning analyst plays a key part in aiding the delivery of settle's growth strategy as well as playing a vital role in owning and maintaining settle's business plan, supporting the review and approval process for new development, regeneration and sales and assisting with analysis on strategic finance projects.


Outline of Key Responsibilities...
  • Maintain a fully stress tested Business Plan that reflects Corporate Strategy and is compliant with external (E.g. Regulatory, lender covenants) and internal measures of financial health
  • Own the cyclical production of settle's Business Plan and associated stress testing and recovery planning
  • Partner with the Development Team to ensure investments are appraised, deliver the required financial returns and are managed within the overall Business Plan capacity
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships; understand business wide financial needs; identify competing demands for finite financial resources; bring analytical perspectives to help senior management evaluate trade-offs and consider financial options enabling settle to achieve the best overall outcome
  • Support the production of all regulatory and lender returns, ensuring complete accuracy
  • Prepare analysis for board and other committee meetings

We are looking for someone who has...
  • Detailed understanding of business planning
  • Previous experience of working in a corporate finance environment
  • Ability to align financial data to trends in operation and strategic performance
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft packages to include excel, word, outlook
  • Good working knowledge of BRIXX
  • Communicate complex financial information to non-finance colleagues


In return, we are offering...
  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Hybrid working role-dependant
  • Flexible working
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Annual Leave - 27 days per year increasing by length of service (up to 32 days)
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Local discounts
  • Mental health support and counselling sessions

Our Commitment

Our culture at settle is inclusive and celebrates the differences in everyone. We are committed to creating an inclusive workforce, by reflecting and representing the diversity of today's society. We would like to encourage applicants from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds; disabled people, people who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community and people from global majority communities.

Accessibility and Adjustments

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we'll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible. Please let us know in advance of any suitable arrangements required so you can fully participate in the recruitment process.

Due to the nature of some of our roles involving work with vulnerable members of society, this post may be subject to a Basic Criminal Disclosure, which will be carried out when a conditional offer is made.

Please ensure you fully answer the questions on the application form.

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