Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
Northampton, England, Northamptonshire
GBP270 - GBP340 per day
08 Jun 2022
06 Jul 2022
JN -062022-5638509
Vidya Nathwani
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Part Time

The Finance Business Partner Teams are the business partner to the specific service area identified above and are responsible for:

  • Strategic financial management
  • Operational accountancy requirements
  • Advice and support to budget managers
  • Performance Management
  • Driving of the efficiency agenda

The role of the Finance Business Partner is to lead and manage the provision of high quality financial support to Directors, Heads of Service and Service Managers. This is a high profile role and requires good management skills to ensure finance services provided are professional and customer focused.

Within the Finance Team the post-holder will be expected to be able to operate in any of the Finance Business Partner posts.

Client Details

Supporting young Adults through life and offering support and guidance to children and their families by working with local communities.


  • Support budget holders in financial planning and budget modelling for different scenarios.
  • Work with budget holders to ensure accurate and timely budget monitoring including risk appraisals.
  • Develop financial systems and processes to ensure robust governance whilst also bringing in new methods of working through the use of business and operational process improvements.
  • Ensure that services perform their duties and functions in fulfilment of their financial statutory obligations.
  • Advise budget managers on financial analysis on revenue, capital and cash issues and projects. Assist in the assessment of business options, including interpreting/analysing complex financial and non-financial information.
  • Support the production of the Medium Term Plan (MTP) and Capital Strategy
  • Manage, motivate and develop staff within the team, providing support to ensure that priorities are identified, objectives achieved and to enhance the overall level of performance and morale.
  • Support the development of improved financial awareness of budget managers and staff through the development and delivery of management training.
  • Deliver Customer Satisfaction levels to support the LGSS Business Plan.
  • Support the earlier close down of the accounts schedule by reviewing processes and timescales to enable deadlines to be met


Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven experience in the areas of Financial Planning, Control and Reporting
  • Experience in the development of Financial Processes
  • Proven experience of communicating effectively with professional and technical finance staff and operational managers. Ability to negotiate and influence at a high level
  • Understanding of how local government works, including the specific complexities of local government finance, and the major influences and challenges it faces
  • Have up to date knowledge of accounting policy such as IFRS, CIPFA codes of practice, Taxation

Ability and Skills

  • Ability to analyse and address complex issues including the need to deliver different support to different service elements.
  • Ability to apply innovative and creative thinking to complex service challenges
  • Enthusiastic, not easily deterred and able to convey enthusiasm to others
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate, both written and oral, complex financial issues to non financial managers, senior managers and external organisations
  • Well developed IT skills (spreadsheet, powerpoint, general ledger packages including reporting)
  • Ability to constructively challenge budget holders to take a corporate approach to finance issues
  • Ability to work with others to reach a common goal
  • Ability to provide professional leadership to colleagues
  • Ability to maintain high levels of performance under changing conditions, tasks, responsibilities or people
  • Ability to plan and organise time and resources to ensure that deadlines and agreed targets are met with minimum supervision
  • Ability to constantly review and improve processes and information for budget managers and senior management to aid decision making

Job Offer

An interim role for a period of 3 - 6 months working 3 days at home and 1 day on site, flexible working environment, supportive team and an excellent role for an interim professional to go in and hit the ground running.

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