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Finance Business Partner

Edinburgh, Midlothian
£40,000 to £46,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Reed Finance are delighted to be supporting one of our clients within the education sector on a newly created Finance Business Partner role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for candidates who are a couple of years PQE and have current or previous exposure to Project Accounting within a large complex organisation.

Reporting into The Head of Finance Business Partnering & Strategic Planning the successful candidate needs to be a strong communicator, excellent business partnering skills and a real drive to take the lead projects and can work autonomously. The aim of this role is to provide financial & commercial insight to the SLT in alignment with short term and strategic objectives.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Finance Business Partner for the relevant division providing business insight, financial advice and analysis to operational management team and budget holders
  • Lead the regular financial performance reporting process in response to business requirements ensuring that analysis and conclusions are easy to understand and can be relied on to inform decision-making.
  • Drive increased financial awareness and understanding throughout the operations
  • Manage the process around funding applications, grant drawdown and consortia financing with a view to minimising any audit risk
  • Review project funding applications to understand financial risk and audit requirements to minimise risk
  • Manage the process of invoicing / claiming funds across projects
  • Advise and consult on the financial impact of operational decisions providing expert insight including technical accounting and tax considerations, informal or bespoke forecasting and scenario analysis
  • Review of relevant performance data to identify, analyse and explain opportunities and risks and proactively implement mechanisms to measure these items
  • Provide contextual insight by aligning financial and non-financial data within analysis and reporting


  • Qualified Accountant - minimum 2 years
  • Strong Communicator
  • Commercially minded with an ambition to seek solutions

For more information, please contact Roddy Mackenzie - or apply via this ad.

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  • Job Reference: 662542972-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Reed
  • Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • Salary: £40,000 to £46,000
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent