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Finance Business Partner (FBP)

Employer
The Home Office
Location
Home Office can offer various locations: Croydon Estate, London - 2 Marsham Street (2MS), Liverpool - The Capital, Manchester – Soapworks, Sheffield - Foundry House, Stoke-on-Trent - Smithfield Two
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000, £60,000 - £70,000
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time, Part Time
Where will they be working?
Flexible

Job Details

Available vacancies within Finance Directorate:  
As part of Illegal Migration Act (IMA), capability is being expanded significantly. This all requires additional financial support, critical observation and reporting and so a dedicated resource is now needed.
The roles currently available include:

Programme Finance Business Partner 
This role is at the heart of financial decision making, working as part of the collaborative business partnering teams for the Migration & Borders System on Illegal Migration measures. The team is responsible for: 

  • Ensuring finance is included in operational decision making across key Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) programmes and other investment programmes and projects across Home Office. 
  • The post holder will act as a strategic partner to a programme offering financial expertise and guidance to ensure that the programme teams deliver against plans, objectives, and outcomes.

Finance Business Partner (FBP)
The FBP team play a key role in 

  • The financial business planning and in-year financial monitoring and forecasting of budgets. 
  • Provide strategic support and challenge to business areas to ensure that decisions are made with reference to financial information and consequences.
  • Other roles may also become available, and you will be asked for your preference if you are invited to interview. We will also be able to provide more information on each of the current roles at that stage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain effective key stakeholder relationships.
  • Communicate and present financial information to a non-financial audience.
  • Collate iterations of costings for HM Treasury on the IMA to secure funding.
  • Identify, assess and track benefits.
  • Prepare and present regular financial reports to stakeholders to support decision making and strategic planning.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in financial management working collaboratively with the finance team to enhance tools and processes.
  • Present benchmarks, comparators, and economic context to support and influence key operational and strategic decisions of the group.
  • Advise on key business planning assumptions, trade-offs, and opportunities.
  • Provide advice to help resolve competing priorities within the Directorate / Group.
  • Provide challenge to the business unit to test assumptions and risks.
  • Identify financial risks, monitor risk, and propose mitigating actions.
  • Operate effectively within the Home Office’s system of financial control and regular planning and reporting cycles.
  • Foster a culture of finance excellence including standing up for ethical principles and protecting the Accounting Officer.

Person Specification
Essential criteria

  • Excellent communication, networking and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience of providing professional finance and corporate services to senior stakeholders and influencing business decisions.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, planning, collaborating, and delivering through others, to meet both short and longer-term deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and financial modelling.
  • Excellent Excel skills and a good knowledge of IT and accounting packages.
  • Financial skills (CCAB/CIMA qualified or extensive experience).

Desirable criteria

  • Experience supporting internal and external audits related to programme finances.
  • Proven ability to identify and implement process improvements in financial management

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Managing a Quality Service    

Benefits
The Home Office understands that excellent results can only be achieved by investing in and retaining the people who work for them.  
Apart from crunching the numbers that shape big decisions, they look after the interests of their staff. They invest in training and development to enhance skills and offer a good work-life balance to improve well-being and staff retention. As well as a competitive salary, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Generous holiday allowance – 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service in addition to 8 public holidays and one privilege day 
  • Civil Service Pension schemes – A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
  • A good work-life balance – family-friendly working options including flexible working arrangements. 
  • All employees will be expected to spend a minimum of 60% of their working time in an office, subject to local estates capacity, by Spring 2024
  • Career development and progression – on and off-site training courses and opportunities to gain qualifications and professional accreditations 
  • A strong ethos of diversity and inclusion

You will also have access to benefits such as: 

  • Season ticket and rental deposit loans 
  • Cycle to work and payroll giving 
  • Staff reward vouchers and support networks 
  • Up to 5 days’ paid volunteering leave 
  • Employee discounts with many retailers 
  • Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave up to 26 weeks’ full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid 
  • Maternity and adoption support leave (paternity leave) of 2 weeks’ full pay 

Disability Confident Scheme  
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. 
Therefore if a person with disabilities is at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 
To support in your application please use the Tips and Tricks Guide. 

** Please note, clicking the application link, you will be directed to Civil Service Jobs whereby you can read through the full details regarding the various vacancies within the Finance Directorate at the Home Office. It is strongly advised you read through the advert thoroughly. **

Company

The Home Office is a ministerial department of the British Government, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order. We’re currently leading the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) to deliver the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) critical communications system. ESN will enable fast, safe and secure voice, video and data across a 4G network and give over 300,000 first responders immediate access to life-saving data, images and information in live situations and emergencies on the frontline.

Company info
Telephone
03309121605
Location
N900
Pavilion Drive
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NW9 5EQ
United Kingdom

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