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Finance Business Partner

About the role

We are delighted to be working with a highly-established North East Local Authority, to recruit a Finance Business Partner to work as part of a team that delivers a one stop shop approach for finance & performance services to specified partners.

This role involves flexible working hours, opportunities for flexi-time and has a salary of £30,095.

As well as flexible working, there are lots more benefits to being part of the Local Authority, including:

  • Access to a Local Government Pension (employee contribution is 6.8%, employer contribution 9.2%)

  • 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after five years

  • Staff network groups

  • Occupational Health service with free counselling services

  • Many salary sacrifice schemes

  • Discounted annual travel passes, MOTs and gas servicing

The role:

The successful candidate will manage the successful operation of processes relating to Management accounting for their area, including:

  • Budget setting

  • Actual reporting and Budget monitoring

  • Relevant Balance Sheet areas for Group companies

You will also:

  • Assign work to the Finance Business Partner Technician to provide effective and efficient finance and accountancy support services to internal customers

  • Assist the Lead Finance Business Partner in new business partner initiatives, forecasting and reporting to the Corporate Reporting Team

  • Liaise with the relevant Performance Business Partner to allow development of the performance (financial and non-financial)

The requirements:

  • Experience of working in a busy finance department, working towards a professional qualification: AAT/ACA/CIPFA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent

  • Demonstrable experience of financial systems and management reporting, including the interpretation of data to accountancy standards, concepts and conventions

  • Competent in the use of Excel at an advanced level for the provision of financial management information and its use in a wide variety of documents and reports

  • Able to interpret, analyse and give financial advice on complex financial information and proposals

  • Well organised and motivated

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

If you’re interested in this role, send across your CV or click ‘apply now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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