Senior Finance Business Partner

  • Job Reference: REF-212675
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Hireful
  • Location: St Albans
  • Salary: £44,110 to £48,109
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Finance Business Partner

Location: St Albans - Flexible working options (including hybrid)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Salary: £44,110 to £48,109 inclusive annual salary + £7,000 Market Factor Supplement plus up to 19.7 percent employer pension contribution.
Job Ref: P2218

We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, and motivated Senior Finance Business Partner to join our committed finance team. You will be one of 3 Senior Business Partners and what is important in this role is an ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders, supporting them to deliver their own challenging objectives.

About the role

You will be responsible for supporting managers in the Customer Business and Corporate Support (CBCS) Directorate which is a wide-ranging directorate including all the back-office functions, councillor, and Mayor’s support. The role is responsible for maintaining clear and effective communication between the Finance team and the wider business and for ensuring that financial concepts and priorities are understood. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance and the ability to work with senior stakeholders is essential.

Your main responsibilities will be:

• Work with budget holders to manage financial performance, forecasts, and budgeting including understanding financial opportunities and risk for the area of business partnership.
• Own the internal recharge process and support the delivery of some large-scale change programmes, such as the transfer of service to shared services arrangements.
• Work with the Strategic Director for CBCS Assistant Director of Finance and Finance Business Partnering Team to plan, deliver, and review the annual budget and monthly forecasts.
• Write financial commentary on performance and analysis on decisions.
• Support with projects and new process development to continuously improve and evolve our approach to internal financial reporting and modern finance business partnering.
• Provide training and advice to individuals internal and external to the Finance department.
• Generate monthly management accounts for our Senior Leadership Team and managers, ensuring their accuracy and timely delivery.

About you

To be considered for the role you must meet the following essential criteria:

• Membership of appropriate professional body (CCAB or AAT) or equivalent experience
• Up to date working knowledge of relevant finance legislation, regulations, standards, and core disciplines.
• Experience of supporting managers in managing budgets.
• Experience of working in the finance function of a complex organisation.
• Experience of supporting senior stakeholders in delivering their own objectives and supporting change

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, vibrant city centre and thriving villages. Our centrally located offices in the city are near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

In addition to working within a great team and a comprehensive salary you will have access to:

• 30.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 19.7 percent employer contributions
• Flexible working options
• Staff Parking Permit
• Reimbursement of professional fees
• Comprehensive development and training
• Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
• Access to the Council’s Vivup platform to access discounts and benefits

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

Come along to find out more about the range of opportunities and meet some members of the finance team at our open evening event at the Council Offices (Civic Centre), on Tuesday 26 March, 5-7pm.

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2024
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 6 May 2024

You may also have experience in the following: Budgeting and forecasting, Financial reporting, Performance analysis, Stakeholder management, Decision support, Cost management, Risk assessment, Relationship building, Leadership, Management reporting, Financial modelling, Cross-functional collaboration etc

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