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Financial Planning Analyst - 3 Month FTC

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

This role is a three months’ contract role, reporting to the Lead FP&A. The right candidate will be a dynamic and aspirational candidate who would be focused on providing business partnering support across the business in financial areas such as financial modelling and forecasting, business planning, cost analysis, management reporting, operational improvements and a variety of special projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Management Accounts - Assistance with the preparation of consolidated monthly Management Accounts for the group and preparing variance analysis, reviewed with FP&A Lead.
  • Monthly Cost Analysis - Detailed analysis of costs by function and insight review with FP&A Lead.
  • Financial Business Partnering - Support the functional heads of departments with all financial issues. Support will include budget management, insight generation and business plan delivery. Goal is to add value to the rest of the business and make Finance business partnering indispensable.
  • Internal Finance Partnering - Ensuring a ‘one finance’ mentality, to ensure that Finance can respond holistically to the needs of the business, across FP&A, Reporting and Operations.
  • Business Planning - Engaging with Budget holders to assist them with their submissions and ensuring they are in line with the Group’s OKR’s. Assistance with preparation of Financial Plan documents.
  • Financial Modelling - Preparation of financial models and ad hoc analysis to assist with key business decisions and corporate development.
  • Continuous Process Improvement - Supporting and in some cases leading a programme of CPI work streams both internal to finance and externally with Business Partners

We are looking for someone with

  • Relevant Financial Qualification (e.g. ACMA / ACA / ACCA).
  • Post qualification experience in an FP&A role.
  • A highly motivated individual who can communicate well at all levels with finance and non-finance individuals. Can adapt and embrace change.
  • Advanced skills in Excel
  • Experience with data manipulation and visualisation tools: experience with tools such as PowerQuery, PowerBI and Tableau, would be an advantage.
  • Experience in a pharma/biotech industry would be an advantage but not essential.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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