Senior Finance Business Partner

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Senior Finance Business Partner
Chelmsford, Essex
Permanent

Essex 10332

Posted: 18th January 2023 13:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £64,314 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • Permanent

  • Chelmsford, Essex,

    CM1 1QH

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Finance Business Partner

Reference no:  Essex 10332

Pay Rate: Up to £64,314 per annum depending on experience

This role is responsible for delivering all aspects of financial advice within a service area, to ensure the provision of comprehensive support to all levels of management and members. Ensuring pro-active and innovative guidance across the breadth of finance functions and supporting complex projects is an integral part of the role.

The role will be focussed on a specific function area and supports a major transformation programme with significant savings and risks attached. Stakeholder engagement, building and maintaining professional relationships and managing change are all key attributes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the business by understanding all the financial assets, liabilities and priorities for a business operation (revenue, capital, funding streams & debt) & present options to senior managers to drive change and improve efficiency to meet strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for partnering and supporting Service Directors and stakeholders to carry out financial performance management, pricing and investment analysis. In addition, support the business planning process by advising senior managers and supporting the maximisation of external funding to the Council.
  • Accountable for supporting business development by using insightful predictive analytics, optimising financial modelling and commercial acumen.
  • Support cross organisational projects and ensure the best commercial & value considerations to drive transparent and robust decision making. This support will involve detailed analysis and interpretation in communicating financial and performance data to support evidence-based decisions.
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Finance Business Partners and Management Accountants in the development and review of financial policy and plans ensuring they reflect the Council’s strategic objectives and promote continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for promoting delivery of value for money services, as evidenced by benchmarked cost driver comparators to analyse financial trends and drive efficiencies. Develop networks with best in class peers.
  • Support timely preparation of robust business cases & decision making documents by quantifying associated costs, benefits, risks and funding solutions, being solely accountable for the financial implications.
  • Responsible for compliance with financial regulations and professional accounting standards and financial impact assessments relating to changes in legislation or service initiatives.

 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

 

Qualifications:

  1. Full CCAB / CIMA qualification with minimum of 2 years post qualification experience and evidence of continuing professional development.

 

Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience in application of financial management and financial frameworks in a large organisation, preferably public sector, through a full financial cycle.
  3. Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.
  4. Essential evidence of providing financial advice to inform complex decision making.
  5. Evidence of direct influence in improving financial systems and processes.
  6. Experience of evaluating and supporting innovative and effective means of financing the long-term delivery of large scale services.
  7. Demonstrate significant experience of working with and influencing members and / or executives, as well as, multi-disciplinary teams to achieve service outcomes.
  8. Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards.
  9. Extensive experience of strong leadership skills and ability to demonstrate credibility, promoting good financial management practice within the business.
  10. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “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. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

 

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: Essex 10332
Senior Finance Business Partner
Client Category: Local Authority

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