Interim Senior Finance Business Partner – Transport for London

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

TFL 560A7 & 5726F

Posted: 14th January 2022 15:19
  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £452.00 max per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6-7 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 8NJ

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Finance Business Partner – Transport for London

Reference no: TFL 560A7 & 5726F

The purpose of the role is to ensure the financial services provided by the Business Services Function meet the business needs and are delivered in an accurate and timely way. Also, use the financial information provided by Business Services Function, along with the role holders deep business understanding to ensure decisions are effectively planned and executed, minimising risk and making use of their resource in the most effective way.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Leads and develops effective business partner relationships with the client directorate at all levels. Ensures that Senior Managers have an integrated view of financial performance, with early warning on significant changes in expected performance/costs/income along with clear corrective actions.
  • Manages preparation of the business plan, budget and the maintenance of the forecast and with focus on associated risk and opportunities
  • Formulate plans to maximise financial and business performance (including maximising revenue and efficiencies delivery) through the provision of high quality performance information and effective business partnering and stakeholder engagement.
  • Supports and challenges Sponsors, Directors and Senior Managers using investment and project appraisal techniques and models to support effective decision making on project and investments proposals.
  • Ensures the validity of all information with a financial consequence originating from the partner business function; from the underlying accounting transactions captured in Business Services Function to information presented to internal boards and committees or into the public domain
  • Accountable for ensuring full financial control and management is in place, including working capital management, although the majority of these processes and controls will be completed in the Business Services Function.
  • Manages the capability and drives the development of the Finance Business Partnering team and assist in developing training for non-finance managers and budget holders to improve commercial and financial skills.
  • To provide inspirational leadership to achieve behavioural changes and to create a "can do" culture across the directorate.
  • Responsible for the accurate reporting of Financial Statements of the partnered business area.
  • Responsible for shaping the options for the annual Business Plan and the affordability of the budget for the business area.


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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. Experience of building strong relationships and managing complex stakeholders’ relationships across the business. Confident in and having the gravitas to partner with the business as a credible finance professional.
      2. Experience of building on and leveraging resources/networks across the business to achieve business objectives.
      3. Demonstrable working knowledge of investment appraisal tools and methodologies and their application to a complex range of activities.
      4. Must have demonstrable experience of managing and developing high performing finance teams.
      5. Experience in managing delivery of key management accounting services to time, budget and quality.
      6. Extensive experience working in a business environment with senior management with demonstrable skills in challenging and collaborating with this type of stakeholder.
      7. Experience of integrated ERP accounting platforms (SAP) able to develop data strategies to enable effective reporting, planning and financial management and control.
      8. Demonstrable experience of driving significant value out of efficiencies and leading on savings programmes which may be outside of their span of control.
      9. Experience of driving significant value out of efficiencies and leading on savings programmes which may be outside the span of their control.
      10. Experience of variance analysis, accruals review, planning, budgeting and forecasting and review of risk & opportunities.
      11. Experience in creating and developing reports to facilitate effective decision making.
  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.
      9. 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 560A7 & 5726F
Interim Senior Finance Business Partner – Transport for London
Client Category: Local Authority

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