About the role
We are delighted to be working with a highly-established North East Local Authority, to recruit a Lead Finance Business Partner to manage and lead 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 £39,571.
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 successful candidate will be accountable for the successful operation of processes relating to:
Management accounting for business partners, including budget setting, actual reporting and monitoring, matrix level reporting, relevant SLAs, relevant balance sheet areas, income from rent, service charges and invoices, employee costs
New business initiatives including financial support for business cases, modelling, VFM initiatives, and delegated decisions
Reporting to Finance Reporting team on budgets, management accounts and statutory reporting input, 30 year model: input, efficiency, cash flow, employee costs for YHN Group companies
Reporting to risk & performance specialist for performance monitoring as relevant
The candidate will motivate, lead and influence the key decision making process, guiding diverse stakeholder views in complex circumstances and enriching key business initiatives.
They will lead the team in the achievement of targets and objectives at a corporate, service and individual level.
Professionally qualified (ACA/CIPFA/CIMA/ACCA), with detailed knowledge of Financial Regulations, and the financial standards for the HRA and YHN
Developed report writing skills, including an excellent attention to detail
Diplomatic, assertive and collaborative approach with developed interpersonal skills to support business partners in setting strategy and developing business cases
Competent and able to communicate complex financial matters to a diverse audience, including those from a non-finance background
Well organised, with highly developed planning and organisational skills
Developed attention to detail
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.