Interim Finance Business Partner – Transport for London

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Interim Finance Business Partner – Transport for London
Southwark, London
Interim Position

TFL 5254C

Posted: 14th January 2022 15:54
  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £400.00 max per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE10 0ES

What's involved with this role:

Interim Finance Business Partner – Transport for London

Reference no: TFL 5254C

The role is hybrid, 2 days a week.

The purpose of the role is to provide management accounting. The successful candidate will operate with the business area to provide commercial support and insight in an accurate and timely way, being a sounding board to new initiatives, helping to identify risks and opportunities and have the ability to explain financial concepts to non-finance people.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Be a key, visible point of contact for the budget holders within the business area and overcome silo working through partnering approach providing an integrated view on financial performance and financial input into decision making.
  • Responsible for providing key management reporting and information for the business area to support decision making and achieving business objectives.
  • Undertake the collection, collation and challenge of financial and other planning information with supporting risks and opportunities to inform the financial planning process encompassing short and long term plans for the business area.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis and insight on business performance, including using investment and project appraisal techniques, to support effective decision making and the delivery of objectives.
  • Utilise BSF team to ensure that financial transactions are correct and policies adhered to.
  • Interfaces with local and central finance teams to ensure an efficient and effective finance service.
  • Be an active member of the Finance community, contributing to the continuous improvement and added value of the finance function.
  • Responsible for ensuring the financial statements prepared by the BSF reporting team are accurate.
  • Responsible for shaping the options for the annual Business Plan and the affordability of the budget for the business area.
  • Acts as a Finance business partner to Budget holders.
  • Represents Finance at Programme, Project and Operational Boards.
  • Works with Finance teams and members of other professional services to streamline processes and deliver effective services.


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“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications:
    1. Numerate and experience and understanding of Finance and accounting.
    2. Qualified CCAB.
  5. Knowledge & Experience:
    1. Strong management accounts background is essential for this role.
    2. Experience in managing delivery of key management accounting services to time, budget and quality.
    3. Extensive experience working in a business environment with senior management with demonstrable skills in challenging and collaborating with this type of stakeholder.
    4. Experience of integrated ERP accounting platforms (SAP) able to manage, use and manipulate data and information to enable effective reporting, planning, financial management and control.
    5. Demonstrable experience of driving value through effective analysis and management of financial information.
    6. Experience at building relationships at senior management level.
    7. Working knowledge of investment appraisal tools and methodologies and their application.
  6. Skills & Abilities:
    1. Variance and Financial/Budgetary Analysis.
    2. Forecasting Systems and Software.
    3. Cost Accounting.
    4. Business Case Analysis, Development and Assurance.
    5. Risk and control.
    6. Professional Accounting principles and standards.
    7. Management reporting and external reporting and ad-hoc communication.
    8. Commercial acumen.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: TFL 5254C
Interim Finance Business Partner – Transport for London
Client Category: Local Authority

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