Senior Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Senior Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: + £10k addition for exceptional person
Reference: 3975159_1620985539
Contact Name: Lucy West
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 14, 2021 10:46

Job Description

Finance Business Partner, Management Accountant, Senior Finance Business Partner

Your new company
This Public sector organisation based in Essex has a great new opportunity for talented Senior Finance Business Partner, working from home and/or office

Your new role
A great opportunity has arisen for a full-time Senior Finance Business Partner (Financial Planning & Forecasting) to lead the Financial Planning and Forecasting team within the wider Corporate Finance Team. Reporting directly to the Service Head and responsible for leading and line managing up to four staff, the successful candidate will ensure that Service Directors and their Budget Holders receive a first-class financial support service based on sound Business Partnering principles and nationally recognised good practice. This will include:

  • Ensuring that annual budgets are accurately prepared, and profiled and based on robust assumptions and sound intelligence.
  • Ensuring that budgets are closely monitored, with progress reported monthly, and detailed forecasts prepared on a quarterly basis
  • Supporting the Service Head in developing and maintaining a rolling Medium-Term Financial Plan
  • Supporting the Principal Accountant and the wider Corporate Finance Team in the delivery of the other key outputs (e.g. the preparation of the annual Statement of Accounts); and
  • Providing a professional financial advice and support to Service Directors and other budget holders, to continuously improve Financial Planning and Forecasting processes.

What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA) with significant Management Accounts experience, ideally within Local Government, or the wider public sector. Staff supervision and people management experience is a requirement and experience of working with, advising and influencing senior officers on financial matters is also required. A genuine enthusiasm for transformation and excellence is essential.

What you'll get in return
A competitive salary of up to £50,000 is available, with the opportunity to have a £10,000 market supplement for an exceptional candidate who meets all the requirements of the role. There is an excellent working environment through the new "collaborative working" approach, which promotes remote working as well as on site working at our newly refurbished Offices, which are a modern, high specification workspace.

The Organisation also offers a range of other benefits including a basic 28 days annual leave (+ 2 bonus days at Christmas) in addition to public holidays and a great pension

What you need to do now
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