Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Circa £50,000 + benefits
02 Jan 2013
01 Feb 2013
Contract Type

The Institute of Cancer Research is a world-class cancer research organisation. In the 2008 Higher Education Funding Councils' Research Assessment Exercise, The ICR received the highest percentage of research assessed as world leading in the areas of biological sciences and cancer studies.  In partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, they form the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, dedicated to research that extends from epidemiology, genetics and molecular biology, through drug discovery and development, to cancer diagnosis and patient treatment.  This makes ICR uniquely placed to work towards their vision that people may live their lives free from the fear of cancer as a life threatening disease. 

Having outstanding individuals committed to best practice will only aid ICR in achieving their goals and new positions have been created to help their finance function operate a more of a business partner.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Head of Financial Planning and Analysis will be influential in assisting with the organisation’s strategic plans and exposed to senior management when reporting to them on operational KPIs. You will also be responsible for the Institute’s monthly management accounts, the continued development of reporting, and the annual budgeting and 5 year financial forecasts process. Finally, your adaptable approach will enable you to oversee diverse projects as required by a range of budget holders with whom you will be expected to build close relationships.

To succeed, you must be a professionally qualified accountant with strong technical skills, an analytical approach and significant experience dealing with senior stakeholders. You will have demonstrable experience managing complex projects and a confident manner delivering both oral and written presentations of the highest order.

To apply, please email your CV to Maurice Goldstone at Allen Lane with a supporting statement to icr@allenlane.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact Maurice on 020 3031 9630 or 07540 637 275 (evenings and weekends) for an informal discussion.


Closing date:  Midnight, Monday, 14th January

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