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Lead Finance Business Partner (6-month FTC)

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 role:

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

  • Forecasting

  • 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.

The requirements:

  • 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.

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