Finance Business Partner

Robertson Bell Finance are proud to be exclusively partnered with London South Bank University in their search for a Finance Business Partner to be based at their campus in Elephant & Castle, London.
London South Bank University (LSBU) was established in 1892 and is one of the largest and oldest universities in London with more than 17,000 students drawn from over 130 countries. In recent times LSBU has been named University of the Year for Graduate Employment (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019), the Times Higher Education’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2016 and was awarded a Silver rating for teaching excellence under the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

LSBU has an annual revenue of circa £145 million and has seen its position in the national league tables improve year-on-year as it pursues a 5-year strategy to be London’s top modern University by 2020. The University is pioneering the future of education by being the one of the first universities to join forces with a college to offer greater access to education for all.

We are looking for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join a dynamic team supporting the delivery of the University’s financial strategy at this exciting time. Specifically, the role is to support the largest academic School in the University; Health and Social Care.

This post offers an opportunity to influence, shape, develop and implement the School’s financial strategy. You will lead on establishing the School’s budgets, developing 3-year plans and delivering the School on budget during the year. Working closely with colleagues across the University, you will be supporting a £35m business and know that you’re in a role where you are empowered to make a difference and achieve results.

In applying for this position, experience of developing strategies and budgets are key, you will need to be comfortable at seeing the bigger picture to achieve agreed goals and know how to prioritise a full workload. Ideally, you will have an accounting qualification or a strong QBE with in-depth understanding of the full planning and budgeting process. You will need excellent stakeholder management and networking skills, the ability to persuade and influence senior stakeholders with diplomacy and confidence. Excellent organisational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously and first-rate written communication skills are also essential.

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