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Deputy Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Deputy Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Salary: £56,085 - £65,165 per annum + excellent benefits
Reference: RB7208_1561115362
Contact Name: Michael Swinburn
Contact Email: jobs@robertsonbell.co.uk
Job Published: June 21, 2019 12:09

Job Description

Robertson Bell are proud to be working in a retained partnership with The Metropolitan Police Service on a recruitment campaign for a number of finance vacancies.

The Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) is one of the Oldest police services in the world. From the beginning, the purpose of the Met has been to serve and protect the people of London by providing a professional police service. The Met is the UK's largest police service and has 25% of the total police budget for England and Wales Today, the Met is made up of more than 39,000 officers and staff, plus thousands of volunteers; we are one of the largest employers in London and the South East of England. The territory we serve covers 620 square miles and is home to over 8.6 million people.

We are recruiting for Deputy Finance Business Partners which could support a number of business groups. The Finance Business Partner is tasked with supporting the Strategic Finance Business Partner in ensuring that the Met achieves value for money and maximises value from the services it delivers while meeting the needs of the Business. This will be achieved by providing insight, decision making support, challenge and professional analytical support at both strategic and operational levels, highlighting potential risks/opportunities and identifying options to drive continuous cost reductions and performance improvement.

The main responsibilities include:

*Supporting the Strategic Finance Business Partner in providing the MPS Executive with value added and timely analysis regarding actual results and forecasts, proposing options to ensure the organisation achieves its operational goals.
*To influence senior stakeholders within a business, achieving an appropriate balance between customer care / responsive and delivery of professional advice is key element to succeed in this position.
*Building strong relationships with the Business Groups in order to influence and deliver value for the MPS through the implementation of the financial strategy.
*The analysis should address the commercial needs of the business and focus on identifying areas of improvements, controlling MPS spend and continually analysing critical categories of expenditure in order to help implement the financial strategy.
*Provide support for projects including business and strategic planning, investment appraisals, acquisitions, disposals and contract bids.
*Support the maximisation of income generation activities, including developing analytics that will ensure decision makers understand relationships between cost and price and the impact on local and corporate budgets of commercial proposals.
*Work collaboratively with the commercial function to deliver cost and volume analytics to enable and support VFM on key categories with suppliers and inform the development of the Met's commercial pipeline.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, etc) with previous experience in a business partnering role. We are looking for an ambitious and proactive finance professional, with first-class communication skills. Confident in advising, challenging and negotiating with people, often senior to yourself, with different backgrounds and viewpoints. You will have good financial and analytical skills to be able to digest large amounts of information with attention to detail when working under pressure. Experience/exposure to business cases in line with HM treasury green book guidelines is essential. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is looking to grow and learn within a supportive environment. in a large and complex organisation