Financial Systems and Planning Manager

We need a financial systems specialist to help deliver high quality, insightful planning and analysis for the Group. This will enable the executive team to make good business decisions to drive value. You'll ensure financial models are fit for purpose, to deliver best practice financial insight with appropriate financial metrics and dashboards.

Business Unit
Group Support Services
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You will be a super user of the Group’s core consolidation and planning tool - OneStream. You'll be managing and maintaining systems based processes for month end, reforecasts and budgeting activity, and the three year plan cycle. You will also lead end to end systems planning processes, working closely with the Reporting and Planning Analyst and business units partners to continually develop and drive greater business insights.

In addition, you will interpret financial performance of the business in order to support decision-making by the Leadership team and to provide appropriate challenge to business units in their planning and forecasting.

About you

You are most likely to be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) with post qualified experience in a commercial finance, decision support, or a group reporting role. You must be familiar dealing with multi entity and multi currencies. You'll have strong management reporting skills and have experience of systems using hierarchical structures.

Your skill set should also include advanced systems skills in OneStream Planning or a similar planning and consolidation reporting tool. As a systems administrator you'll have strong systems knowledge, being able to retrieve data, navigate member selection and overall systems administration. You must have the ability to work under pressure and stick to tight deadlines, be self-motivated, able to plan and time manage your workload with conflicting priorities.

Our story and mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.