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Commercial Finance Business Partner

Deadline for applications: August 10th

We’re looking to hire a talented finance professional for a fixed term contract (12 months) within our Commercial Finance team. Based in our Brighton offices, five minutes’ walk from the train station, the team supports operations and support functions across our businesses in the UK, mainland Europe and North America.

In this job you’ll have responsibility for FP&A activity within our Higher Education UK division, which operates in partnerships with 29 universities to offer courses to international students from all over the globe. You’ll support Regional Directors, Cluster Directors and Heads of Centre, helping them make informed strategic, commercial and operational decisions.

So why should I want the job?

It’s an opportunity to work for Study Group, the 2017 Pathway Company of the Year*. Our UK Higher Education business already works with some great partners (including Russell Group universities), and we’re targeting to add new partnerships every year. We’re a business that believes in listening to its staff – so if you have ideas, we want to hear them!

You’ll partner with a wide range of stakeholders. And you’ll be working in the heart of a great city.

*Education Investor Awards 2017

What skills will I need for the job?

You’ll be an experienced management accountant (part qualified, qualified or QBE) and business partner, with first rate relationship building skills. You’ll be skilled in analysing financial and non-financial data, and presenting to non-finance colleagues in an engaging and understandable way.

What will you pay me?

£40-45,000 DOE

What will the job actually involve?

Among other things, you’ll:

  • Lead the annual budget and planning process as well as quarterly forecasts
  • Provide finance business partnering to Regional Directors, Cluster Directors and Head of Centres
  • Assist in managing the relationship with respect to financial matters with partner universities
  • Work closely with financial control team to validate actual numbers reported on a monthly basis
  • Lead completion of all monthly/quarterly/yearly reporting, analysis and related presentations
  • Be the finance lead for ISC network projects, to provide sound review, analysis and recommendations

About Study Group

Study Group is one of the world’s largest international education and training organisations. Every year over 77,000 students from more than 170 countries choose to study with Study Group. We invest in international students’ futures and enhance their prospects by focusing on the way they learn as well as the qualifications they achieve.

Our ethos is best summed up by the phrase "Students First". The success and well-being of our students is at the heart of everything we do, and it's what drives us to excel.

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How to apply

Please submit your CV to our online jobs board.

Application deadline: Friday August 10th


What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.