Senior Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
West Yorkshire, Leeds, England
GBP39000 - GBP47000 per annum
13 Aug 2022
10 Sep 2022
JN -082022-5719374
Davana Tomkin-Salmon
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Full Time

You will take a senior role in the Financial Business Partnering team in the delivery of a customer focussed, highly effective and professional service. The role will provide a high-quality financial management service to a group of budget holders and be the primary finance link for a specific area of the group. Reporting to the Head of Finance Business Partnering.

Client Details

My Client is a group of education providers in Yorkshire. They deliver education in the early years through to further and higher education settings. It's their job to make a positive difference to the lives of their students, pupils and apprentices, by delivering quality teaching and training opportunities that will improve their future.


As a Senior Finance Business Partner you will be responsible for:

  • Provision of expert operational and strategic financial advice and management information to senior leaders and budget holders in order to support effective decision-making.
  • Collaboration with senior leaders and budget-holders to:
    • support the business planning process and preparation of the annual budget;
    • provide timely and accurate in-year financial performance reports;
    • support budget holders in the preparation of accurate quarterly forecasts.
  • Provision of financial information and analysis to support the development of business cases.
  • Promoting the efficient and effective stewardship of assets and resources.
  • Preparation of financial information required for the year-end accounts and the preparation of other financial returns.
  • To provide a high-quality business partnering service supporting members of the senior leadership team and a range of budget holders in the effective management of financial resources
  • Support the Group Senior Leadership Team to embed a strong culture of performance management.
  • Display excellent customer focus and emotional intelligence, effectively role-modelling the group's core values and behaviours expected of senior managers.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with the Senior Leadership Team and budget holders, challenging and influencing operational decision-makers to ensure that financial considerations are placed at the centre of decision-making.
  • Responsible for the preparation, monitoring and control of revenue and capital budgets including preparation of financial reports.
  • Co-ordinate month-end and year-end financial processes and reporting in line with organisational deadlines.
  • To lead the team in improving financial control and supporting budget holders to ensure the group makes the best use of available resources.
  • Continually evaluate the service provided taking into account feedback and broader external developments, to ensure innovative solutions are adopted to maximise service quality, efficiency and continuity.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of funding streams within the group to enhance the support provided to budget holders.


The successful Senior Finance Business Partner will be:

  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting developments
  • Thorough understanding of core financial business processes including budget planning, budget monitoring, reporting and preparation of year end accounts
  • Experience of providing high quality financial support and advice as a business partner.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the specific financial and business context facing a large educational organisation.
  • Experience of working at a senior level in the finance function of a complex organisation.
  • Experience of successful coaching, mentoring and developing staff.
  • Experience of working with non-finance teams and shared services to influence them to implement best financial working practices.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office systems and databases, (Word, Excel, Outlook etc) as an advanced user.
  • Familiar with Unit4 finance package or comparable complex finance system.
  • Experience of liaising with external organisations including funders and external auditors.

( Capital Experience- Desirable)

Job Offer

Senior Finance Business Partner:

  • Salary up to 47,000
  • Flexible Working Agreement
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Travel Discount
  • Health & well-being
  • Staff Discount and Membership

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