Financial Planning Analyst

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Finance Division


Financial Planning Analyst


Salary is competitive and not less than £31,029 pa inclusive of London allowance



The Financial Planning Analyst post is within the Finance Division, which provides a proactive service to various Academic and Administration areas of the School. The Finance Division consists of 70 staff and this is a post within the Financial Planning and Analysis team, currently a team of 11, which is responsible for the LSE’s budget and financial planning processes and monthly management account deliverables. The Division strives to provide a high level of service to all staff and students and to support and enhance the LSE community.


The main responsibilities of the role are:


  • Assisting the Financial Planning and Analysis Manager/(s) with maintenance of budget models, collating information from various systems to produce analysis of year to date actual results and future projections.
  • Maintaining and updating information within the School’s financial forecasting model.
  • Carrying out month-end processes such as journal preparation.
  • Producing regular, timely and accurate financial information to assist with management decisions.
  • Ad hoc analysis and appraisal.


Candidates should:

  •  Have excellent communication skills
  • Have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Be keen to work towards a relevant financial qualification such as CIMA, ACA or ACCA, funded in line with School policy.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 06 July 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.