Financial Modelling Analyst

Reading, Berkshire
£40,000 FTE pa plus benefits
17 Aug 2022
01 Sep 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Financial Modelling Analyst
Full time (35 hrs/wk), permanent
Based central Horizons (Reading, Berkshire)
Salary £40,000 FTE pa plus benefits

We are looking for someone to join our busy and friendly Finance team!

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education. We exist to provide accessible, relevant and cost-effective education which enhances careers, increases professionalism and leads to a better Built Environment; we are also very passionate about sustainability. Operating from the UK and Hong Kong we have a global reach, and at any one time over 3,500 students are studying online with us. UCEM passed its first ever inspection by Ofsted with flying colours after earning an overall rating of ‘Good’ in November 2021.

This is a brand new role which will focus on supporting the Executive Director, Finance by providing the Executive and Senior Leadership Team with the analysis and information required to inform major operational, financial, and strategic decisions. You will support all financial operations of UCEM and the Institution’s financial planning/forecasting processes, with the overall aim to support the Institution towards profitability and long-term success. As part of this, you will help to transform the overarching strategy into a long-range plan with annual operating and capital budgets.

Your key responsibilities will centre around:

  • Support the implementation of the new planning system (Anaplan).
  • Help drive the financial planning of the Institution by analysing its performance and risks.
  • Develop key performance indicators to enable the performance of the Institution to be measured effectively.
  • Assist in all aspects of financial planning, forecasting, and analytics, including annual planning, P&L forecast, cash flow forecasts, and central department budgets.
  • Provide critical insight on business trends and strategic initiatives.
  • Provide support and cover to other members of the Finance Team at peak times.

We are looking for a finance professional with planning and analysis experience, strong analytical capabilities, excellent IT skills and a good knowledge of management accountant practices. Experience implementing Anaplan is desirable but not essential to success in this role.

Previous experience in a Financial Planning & Analysis role or a role with similar duties and responsibilities is required. 

ACCA qualification is desirable. 

At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers and our people consistently report high levels of employee engagement; your contribution will be valued should you join us.


For a more detailed job specification and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below. 


Thursday 01 September 2022 at noon.


Please note, applications may be reviewed as and when they are received, so you may be invited to interview ahead of the closing date. Interviews are normally carried out over Zoom or Microsoft Teams, however we may invite you to visit our Reading office.


We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process. We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you. Thank you for your co-operation.

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