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Senior Finance Analyst

University of Cambridge - Finance Division

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,521 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: AG39565

Do you want to be part of the team transforming financial analysis at Cambridge University? The Financial Planning and Performance (FPP) team, who are developing a new approach to financial planning across the University, is looking for a new team member. We are developing accurate, transparent financial planning information to open up strategic conversations with senior leaders and transform the way finance is understood within the University. We are nurturing and support our colleagues to develop new skills, broaden their experience and we encourage colleagues with fresh ideas to contribute to creating the future.

The Senior Finance Analyst will join an existing team to develop, deliver and explain the significance of financial information and analysis, and provide scrutiny in the management of central University finances, policy and processes. They will add valuable input to the transition to financial transparency via financial review and analysis and will contribute to the development of co-ordinated and effective new financial policies and procedures to support planning and budgeting. The role will also support senior management in planning, monitoring, financial controls and financial decision making. The role will work closely with other Finance Managers, Finance Advisers and other Finance Division staff. 

Your Skills

You will be a part qualified or qualified chartered accountant, comfortable with interpreting, analysing and preparing accurate, specialised financial information to financial and non-financial colleagues. You will have experience of using financial reporting tools to bring your analysis to life. You will thrive in a creative, busy team, and will be happy to share your knowledge with others inside and outside of the direct team. You will enjoy partnering with colleagues in diverse parts of the University. 

Benefits

The University offers an excellent benefit package including:

- Rental deposit scheme

- Public transport season ticket loans

- Defined benefits pension schemes

- Tax-efficient bicycle and charity-giving schemes

- Flexible working options 

Location

The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows.

The Finance Division has embraced hybrid working and individuals are currently working with their teams two days a week from a University site, principally Greenwich House and three days worked remotely pro-rata. This arrangement is subject to change and will not form a part of the contractual terms of the role.

Funding for this post is available for 4 years.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure and a security check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to ellen.friel@admin.cam.ac.uk.

If you have any questions the application process, please contact finhr_recruitment@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 7th January

Interview Date: W/C 22nd January

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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