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Senior Finance Business Partner

Michael Page
Leeds, England, West Yorkshire
GBP39000 - GBP47000 per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Charity and not for profit
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000, £40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

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 Leeds, Yorkshire.


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- Essential)

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


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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