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Finance & Planning Business Partner (Ref:001a)

Salary range: 
£37,474 - £43,414 per annum

Full time, permanent

The University of Suffolk is seeking a self-motivated individual to provide an outward-facing role, working collaboratively with fellow Business Partners and other teams to deliver financial expertise in a cross-section of financial activities.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Financial Management and work areas will include the provision of management information, support, guidance and training for budget holders and other staff, monitoring, reporting and analysis of achievement against financial performance indicators and the costing and analysis of new and existing income streams.

Applicants will need to possess sound technical knowledge and have experience of working as a business partner. They will need to be able to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and have excellent organisational skills, with a proven track record of meeting deadlines. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate advanced analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work accurately under pressure. A good understanding of the higher education environment would be an advantage.

Please refer to the full job description for further details or for informal enquiries about the position, please contact the Head of Financial Management, Annabel Munson -

Closing date: Friday 30th September, midday 

Interview date: w/c 10th October 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. If you think you might need a visa to work in the UK, please check your eligibility here BEFORE you apply for the role.
  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

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