Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £197 - £53000.00 per annum
Reference: 3676026_1575648458
Contact Name: Jan McQuaker
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 06, 2019 16:07

Job Description

Finance Business Partner - project finance

An opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to become involved with a brand-new start up project based in North London. Working as part of a finance team of three within the authority, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, reviewing and refreshing the borrowing strategy for this project.

Your New Role As a Finance Business Partner

  • Acting as a business partner to the programme director and the programme team
  • To manage the budgeting and forecasting process for the programme
  • To ensure that programme income and expenditure is accurately reflected in monthly reporting and the statutory accounts
  • To contribute in the preparation of regular finance reports to the Authority and senior management on project progress
  • To set out and keep under review the borrowing strategy in line with the project's financial requirements
  • To ensure that borrowing strategies for the project link with the Authority's wider financial responsibilities and plans
  • To take the lead on funding arrangements for the project to fund multiple procurements and ensure that these are managed and implemented.
  • To liaise with the Programme Director, the programme management team and individual delivery officers to have a clear understanding of requirements and deliver plans in line with the financing requirements
  • To monitor and manage programme cashflows to ensure that the authority's project borrowing strategy remains optimal though potential changes over the life of the project
  • To develop enhanced financial processes that can be implemented across the entire authority

What You'll Need

  • To be flexible in your approach and be able to support other team members during busy periods
  • CIPFA (or equivalent) qualification is desirable
  • Ability to interpret financial data/information and to apply logic and judgement
  • Have knowledge and understanding of Local Government statutory financial reporting requirements and financial frameworks.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills and a pro-active approach to work, including identifying and resolving problems/issues
  • Understanding and knowledge of providing service deliver improvements, including financial systems and processes within a financial setting

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