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Finance Business Partner


£competitive with hybrid working

per year

Job 28023


Henry Clarkson

Talent Acquisition Partner

East Midlands

Specialises in qualified and part-qualified recruitment, permanent & contract | £35k - £55k

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Senior Finance Business Partner – Loughborough 
£strong salary offering | Pension equivalent contribution c20% | Hybrid Working (3 days office, 2 home) | 44 days annual leave including bank holidays. 30 days flexible to choose from, 8 bank holidays, & 6 university closure days.
Are you looking for something different? Maybe you’ve spent your career so far in one of the big blue chips locally and now you want something new and exciting?

Most people probably know this university as being a powerhouse university. Not just in the UK but globally. Their finance team is equally impressive.

A 45-strong team looking after a c£300m budget. For me, they offer all the exposure, perks, and challenges of the major players locally employer-wise. But they then offer lots more on top. Whether it’s the nursery on site. The amazing pension contribution. Or those annual leave days being so high.
Most organisations offer 25 + 8 bank holiday days. Here you would have an extra 11 days. What could you do with those 11 days? If you’re stuck for ideas, I have a few…

What’s the team like? Well, the judges at the East Midlands Finance Awards voted them as runner-up for the prestigious Large Finance Team of the Year award with sensational feedback.
Highlights for the award included: Great work focussing on ED&I, building unity, great team spirit, fantastic operational/commercial delivery, and lastly exceptional staff survey scores.

The Role:

  • Development and management of budget holder relationships with senior stakeholders playing a key role in delivering on the strategic plan.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the financial position of the department ensuring strong analytical delivery and budget management
  • Reporting, analysis, and presentation delivery to senior stakeholders
  • Attend key meetings as the finance subject matter expert.
  • Partner with the FP&A team to drive budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Line management of 1 finance business partner including day-to-day management, PDR and probation review
  • Drive strategic and operational management processes in-line with the university’s long-term plans.


CIMA/ACCA/ACA Qualified with substantial commercial accounting experience.

If you’d like to know more about this position, just hit the apply button and I’ll be in touch.  If you’re just browsing the job boards and haven’t dusted off that CV yet, that’s not a problem, you can give me a call first.  You’ll find my number on LinkedIn (Henry Clarkson at Distinct Recruitment).  If you prefer, you could drop me a connection or message on LinkedIn, and we can pick up on there.

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