Back to Job Search

Finance Business Partner

About the role

Finance Business Partner

We are delighted to be working with a large North-East based trust looking for a Finance Business Partner specialising in management accounts. The role presents a fantastic opportunity to advance your career.

In the role you will provide support to the Chief Finance Officer in the provision of an efficient and responsive financial service.

This role will be based from the central head office in Newcastle. Travel across the North East is part of this role.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The role is to work closely with various academies in Sunderland and Durham, creating an active partnership with operations and regional/school leadership teams.

The role is to provide real-time support, analysis and be a trusted advisor, adding value and supporting decision making.

The role will be to support all financial aspects of our academies in Sunderland and Durham including but not limited to:

  • Supporting the budget setting and forecasting process

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including detailed variance analysis to budget and forecast, advising on any trends which may have an implication on budgets

  • Balance sheet reconciliations

  • Presentation of management accounts to Principals and Business Managers on a monthly basis

  • Presentation of financial information at local governing board meetings on a termly basis

  • Supporting academies to achieve best possible educational outcomes and value for money through curriculum led financial planning and analysis

  • Supporting purchasing decisions and ensuring compliance with all Trust policies and public procurement regulations

  • Budget management, supporting budget holders and monitoring individual school spending and liaising with Business Managers, Principals and Executive Leadership Team to ensure ongoing awareness and control of budgets

  • Ensure internal financials controls are adhered to

  • Ensure accurate accounting records are maintained at all times

  • Ensuring appropriate security arrangements and authorisation of all credit card transactions

  • Support the financial and management accounting functions of the Finance team;

  • being a committed and professional team member

  • Work to tight month end deadlines and be prepared to work flexibly in order to

  • achieve team and academy goals

  • Produce financial information to Accounting Standards and in line with other

  • regularity bodies

  • Ensure the operational workload is effectively managed to ensure finance service

  • standards are adhered to

  • Investigate and answer routine queries arising from budget holders,

  • management and other finance colleagues as well as external bodies

  • Create, develop and/or maintain complex accounting spreadsheets, as necessary

  • Contribute to the continuing development of the finance department to ensure

  • an excellent service to all academies within the Trust

  • Assist in the oversight of the payroll function

  • Assist in the review and evaluation of financial plans and procedures

  • Maintenance and ongoing development of financial systems

  • To oversee the preparation of sales invoices and collection fees

  • To undertake training

  • To develop and maintain relationships with staff throughout the Trust

  • To comply with any reasonable request from the Principals and Business


  • 30 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays

  • Local Government Pension

  • Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

This is a fantastic opportunity to advance your career, if you think you have what it takes click 'Apply Now' and a member of the team will be in touch.

Similar Jobs

View All Jobs
Finance Administrator
Newcastle upon Tyne£20,000 - £23,000 (Pro Rata)

NRG is excited to present a compelling part-time career opportunity on behalf of an upcoming pharmaceutical firm. As a rapidly growing company, our client offers an environment filled with exciting...

Finance Controller
£38,000 - £41,000

A trailblazing automotive company, based in Sunderland, are looking for a Finance Controller to play a pivotal role in shaping the financial strategy and operational activities. This is your chance...

Finance Controller (12/18 month FTC)
£38,000 - £41,000

A trailblazing automotive company, based in Sunderland, are looking for a Finance Controller to play a pivotal role in shaping the financial strategy and operational activities. This is your chance...

Accounting Associate
North Tyneside£28,000

Are you ready to kickstart your career in Accounting and Finance? We’re looking for talented, driven individuals who are beginning their finance career and are seeking study support, growth and dev...

FP&A Analyst
Surrey£40,000 - £45,000

FP&A Analyst What’s in it for you: A salary of £40,000 - £45,000 Medicash Health Cash Plan and Employee Extras NOW Pension Company Scheme Cycle to work scheme O2 Employee Perks Overview: Due to con...

Management Accountant
Northumberland£33,486 - £37,568

A well-established Trust in the North East is looking for a Management Accountant to join their finance team based in Ashington. The Trust, comprising eight schools, are looking for someone to star...

Senior Accountant
Newcastle upon Tyne£42,582 - £46,437

We are delighted to be working with one of the UK’s largest Police Forces to recruit a Senior Accountant to join their finance department. Based in Newcastle, this role involves agile working, flex...

Payroll Assistant
Newcastle upon Tyne£21,000

Payroll Assistant We have an exciting opportunity to develop a new career, no experience needed in payroll, with full training given. If you’re working in finance and would like to move into payrol...


Junior Accountant Location: Middlesbrough Company Overview: Join a thriving and successful accountancy firm based in Middlesbrough as a Junior Accountant. We are currently seeking a talented indivi...

Payroll Manager
Newcastle upon Tyne£28,000 - £35,000

Payroll Manager We are looking for an experienced Payroll Manager for our client, who looks after over 250 payrolls for businesses from Newcastle to London, with clients ranging in size from 1 empl...

Accounts Assistant
Newcastle upon Tyne£23,000 - £24,000 Pro-Rata

We are looking for someone with experience of working in an accountant's office to join a small friendly as an Accounts Assistant. Our client offers a low pressure, friendly environment with flexib...