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Finance Business Analyst

Employer
Burman Recruitment
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Role
Business Analyst
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Title:
Finance Business Analyst



Location:
London, United Kingdom

Working Setup: Hybrid



Salary:
Up to £44,000

Burman Recruitment are partnering with an large university based in London who are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Finance Business Analyst to join their finance team. The Finance Business Analyst will play a crucial role in supporting strategic decision-making by providing insightful financial analysis, conducting performance evaluations, and identifying opportunities for process improvement within the university's financial operations.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Analysis:
  • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis to support budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning initiatives.
  • Analyse financial data, trends, and variances to identify key performance drivers and areas for improvement.
  • Prepare detailed financial reports and presentations for senior management, highlighting key insights and recommendations.

Business Partnering:
  • Collaborate with various departments and stakeholders across the university to understand their financial needs and objectives.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to department heads and project managers, providing guidance on financial matters and assisting in decision-making processes.

Process Improvement:
  • Identify inefficiencies and bottlenecks in existing financial processes and systems, and recommend solutions for streamlining operations and enhancing productivity.
  • Implement best practices and tools to optimise financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes.

Data Management:
  • Maintain and enhance financial databases and systems to ensure accuracy, integrity, and accessibility of financial data.
  • Develop and automate financial models and dashboards to facilitate data-driven decision-making and reporting.

Compliance and Risk Management:
  • Monitor compliance with financial regulations, policies, and procedures, and proactively identify and address potential risks.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing relevant financial information and documentation as required.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field
  • Proven experience as a Finance Business Analyst or similar role, preferably in the higher education sector or related industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and trends.
  • Proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting, and reporting tools (e.g., Excel, SQL, Tableau).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and integrity in financial reporting and analysis.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Unfortunately sponsorship is NOT available for this role - any applications requiring sponsorship will be disregarded.

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