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Finance Business Partner - Transformation & Change

USS

Finance Business Partner - Transformation & Change

Business Area: Finance

Place of Work: Liverpool

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has circa 396,000 members, and over £60 billion in assets, we’re one of the largest private pension schemes in the UK and in the top 50 worldwide. Established in 1974, we’re entrusted by over 350 higher education sector employers to manage and administer the pension scheme and its investments through our two companies, Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited and USS Investment Management Limited.
 
Our mission
To be the pension service of choice for the higher education sector for the long-term
 
The role
Support Change and Finance in the regular planning, reporting and control of Change project and BAU financials
Ensure effective financial governance over project spending
Build and maintain strong relationships between Change and Finance to ensure robust financial management of project budgets and accurate, timely forecasting. 
Identify risks and opportunities within the overall portfolio budget and influence stakeholders to take corrective action
Enhance related processes to ensure projects are managed with financial transparency and accuracy and that correct costs are reflected against the right area in the right period

Key responsibilities
Delivering Results 
Manage project actuals, forecast and budget files to ensure costs are correctly recorded, reported and forecast individually to PMs and collectively to the Project Governance Committee, Finance and Change leaders
Project actuals to be distributed to PMs by close of play WD2
Project forecast to have been agreed and distributed by PGC paper deadline
Project budgets to be updated and recorded as per PGC governance


Managing Relationships 
Build strong relationships with Change, PMO and Finance management to ensure engagement in project finances is maintained and that all appropriate parties are provided with relevant decision making information. Influence stakeholders to use this management information to drive business decisions that are in members’ long term best interests.

Managing Processes & Future Focus
Improve project forecasting and insight such that there is more insight into likely spend outturns and the drivers of variances to budgets and forecasts 
Manage the transition of responsibility of raising POs, approving invoices and related tasks from business area to PM, ensuring financial control and adequate training

Your experience

Essential
Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
Business partnering experience
Strong influencing and relationship management skills 
Strong analytical and presentation skills (Intermediate/Advanced MS Excel/Powerpoint)

Desirable
Financial services background/experience
Project finance experience in a service sector organisation

 

USSL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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