Senior Finance Analyst

We are looking for a Senior Finance Analyst to join Samaritans. As Senior Finance Analyst, you’ll play a lead expert role in developing the existing reporting and analytical output of the Financial Planning & Analysis team. This will include regular monthly reporting to all levels of the organisation, exception and executive reporting, analysis of current and future performance, and ad hoc financial analysis.

You’ll provide business partnering support for all regular financial reporting and assist the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis with more general finance support to the organisation. You'll be involved in key projects to develop and shape financial capability and financial innovation within Samaritans. 

  • Full time (35 hours per week)
  • Permanent role
  • £50,000-£53,000 per annum plus benefits
  • Hybrid: Linked to Ewell (Surrey) office with home and office working 
  • We are passionate about flexible working, talk to us about your preferences
  • In-office working – twice per month in the office (the Finance team often works together on a Tuesday)

The Team

The team is supportive, friendly and has a positive energy. The role works collaboratively across our Finance team (Business Partnering, Management Accounts and Accounts Payable and Receivable. If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives – this is the role for you!

What makes this role unique?

We are developing our regular financial reporting processes and commercial financial analysis. This role is an opportunity to significantly improve our financial and analytical reporting. The work you’ll be leading on will be visible throughout the Samaritans including our Executives, the Finance Committee and Board. You’ll work with senior leaders and budget holders daily. 

Skills and Experience

  • We are open to part qualified, qualified (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) or qualified by experience, with extensive and proven financial analysis experience
  • Broad experience within commercial financial planning and analysis, including leading on regular financial reporting to organisation, and/or providing finance analysis on key commercial project. 
  • Experience of providing commercial finance analysis on project/investment based activity
  • Experience of engaging budget holders through projects, reporting, budget-setting and forecasting, including communicating progress to Finance senior management
  • Knowledge of Business Central, Jet Reporting & Jet Hub (desirable)
  • Industry finance experience within a charity or not-for-profit organisation (desirable)

Job Description is here

Employee Benefits

We offer some brilliant benefits including flexible working, family-friendly policies, and training to support your development. You'll have 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and we match your pension contribution up to 5%. You can claim money back via a Health Cash Plan and wellbeing options including a free subscription to Headspace and a Perk Box account.


Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People team.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to upload your CV and a 1 page cover letter outlining your transferable skills and experience. This role will close for applications at midnight on Sunday 1 October.