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Financial Planning & Analysis Assistant Manager (Research Business Partner)

The Francis Crick Institute

Location: London
Salary: From £44,275 FTE (£35,420 pro rata) with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024
Job Ref: R1432
 

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary

The role will primarily be focused on taking the lead for Finance on business partnering with Crick group leaders, who lead labs of varying seniority, sizes and research focus. The role will lead strategic financial planning, budgeting and forecasting relating to these primary science-facing functions of the Crick and be responsible for ensuring that the Crick has the information it needs to support effective decision-making and strategic development. 

The FP&A Assistant Manager is expected to provide significant input to the continuous improvement of finance business partnering, frequently engage with key stakeholders and meaningfully contribute to internal Finance processes. The successful candidate will be expected to form strong relationships with the group leaders they work with, and, with the support of senior Finance members, develop the engagement with research groups to a world class function.

Key Responsibilities

  • Business partnering with research groups, performing a strong analysis and advisory service based on an evolving suite of management reporting. Engaging with stakeholders to grow group leader understanding of finance processes and systems. Working closely with the Post-award team to ensure that Group Leaders understand the picture of their core and grant spends (approx. 50%).
  • Responsibility for key FP&A processes relating to research groups, including production of monthly managements accounts, building the annual budget, quarterly forecast and monthly financial analysis of spend (approx. 30%).
  • Ad hoc responsibilities and projects as required by management, funders and other stakeholders, as directed by the line manager and Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and dependent on team workload and priorities (approx. 20%). 

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy. 

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website by clicking on the 'Apply' button above.
  • The closing date for applications is 05.01.2024
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
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