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Senior Finance Business Partner - Maternity Cover - FTC

Posted: 24 May 2022 Closes: 7 Jun 2022
London Negotiable
Fixed term & Full time R-001018_1653380258

Wellcome is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships.

We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate.

These challenges need the bold research our funding supports, but they won't be solved by science alone.

We are looking for a Finance Business partner to do a Maternity Cover for c. 12 months in the Commercial Finance Team.

This role is part of the Commercial Finance, Planning and Analysis Team , this team provide business partnering across the organisation to enable effective decision making, manage the budget and forecast with wider Wellcome and support and coach the decision making process for ELT, the Board of Governors and to each area of the organisation. The commercial finance team is responsible for business partnering providing insight, advice and due diligence drawing on our technical experts as needed and being a trust advisor for all teams with Wellcome.

In this role you will

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to become a trusted advisor who is able to challenge and support the business effectively at all levels

  • Undertake complex analysis and provide commercial insight to improve the quality of decisions and ensure the chosen options deliver high quality outcomes with an appropriate consideration of risk;

  • Ensure design and delivery of insightful, relevant, business and financial reporting

  • Deliver quality planning, budgeting and forecasting processes

  • Challenge and support the organisation to develop robust project plans, with suitable budgets, milestones and deliverables: pulled together in high quality business cases

  • Review and undertake financial due diligence on institutions applying for funding and monitor risk associated with existing awards, proposing mitigating actions where required

  • Ensure that appropriate financial controls are in place and operative to provide assurance on financial activity both within Wellcome and for relevant third parties.

  • Identify and contribute to process improvements in Commercial Finance, Planning and Analysis, and lead process improvement projects as required

  • Contribute to the creation and development of a diverse and inclusive culture across the organisation, collaborating across departments.

  • Act as a coach / mentor to junior members of the team

To be successful in this role you will have

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA or relevant qualification

  • Solid experience working in a core accounting role, specifically month-end oriented as well as providing management accounting advice and support to senior stakeholders

  • Advanced Excel and intermediate PowerPoint and Word skills

  • Able to manage own workload with focus on delivery as well as being able to work on own or as part of a multi-functional team

  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and able to successfully balance the need to challenge and support

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with stakeholders at all levels

Salary: £ 62,782

Closing date: Tuesday, 9th of June 2022

Contract type: FTC - Maternity cover (c. 12 months)

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application form.

We understand that our colleagues have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to build a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices as part of a hybrid working pilot (mid-June 2022) with the remaining 3 days from home.

You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees here

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .

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