FP&A Reporting Analyst
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Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Pay Band 8 + Benefits Location: London Contract type: Indefinite Contract Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: Thursday 19th September, 2019 (23:59)


Please note – For London Location, our headquarters will relocate to Westfield, Stratford – E20  by August/September 2020. 


About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.



The Education and Society Strategic Business Unit (SBU) is one of the 3 SBUS the other are Arts and English & Examinations. Education and Society SBU covers a major area of key impact for the British Council. The SBU delivers excellent impact meeting British Council goals through its programme in these areas. The SBU’s operating income derives from a mix of activities: commercial contracts, paid service s and mixed funding from partners and the UK government via a grant from the foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). 



The Opportunity: 

  • You will act as the named, single point of contact for finance on individual projects, liaising with other finance teams as and when necessary
  • You will lead on the annual and quarterly business planning cycle for the individual projects. Working with FP&A to ensure compliance with the  planning process, helping develop standard reports that meet the requirement for KPI  reporting and ensuring the quality and validity of KPI reporting.
  • Managing financial month-end reporting. Reviewing monthly and annual business performance, preparing management reports and variance analyses and highlighting areas for improvement to ensure maximum impact and return on investment as well as financial compliance and operational efficiency.  Working with delivery teams to ensure that reports are provided on a “self-service” basis with support if required.
  • Managing all contract reporting to clients, partners and donors.
  • Leading on individual project whole-life reviews to identify variances between the original pricing model and actual performance over the life of the project and feeding back lessons learnt to improve future contract pricing evaluation.
  • Supporting the consistent production of financial and management information relating to internal, external and Client audits.
  • Developing and embedding effective finance processes, standards, templates, tools and systems which provide an effective framework for the provision of financial business partner support to programmes and contracts.
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of guidance notes and liaising with the corporate policies team to ensure consistency.  Where appropriate, monitoring compliance with policies and guidance for individual projects
  • Managing the requests for set-up of client reporting and Master Data Items for new projects. 

What we require of the successful candidate:

  • You will have recent SAP experience and solid background of systems experience
  • You will have extensive FP&A, commercial and business partnering experience
  • You will be a qualified accountant with demonstrable advance excel modelling skills
  • You  will have experience of working with a diverse team or group of stakeholders in multiple locations.  

If you would like to understand more about this post then please see the documents below:


British Council Behaviours.pdf

British Council CORE SKILLS.doc


32 days paid annual leave (excluding bank holidays) 

Generous Defined Benefit Civil Service Pension Scheme

Interest Free Travel Season Ticket Loan


Further details:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by Thursday 19th September 2019 (23:59)


Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 


The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.