Assistant Finance Business Partner

Up to £50000 per annum + discretionary bonus and benefits
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SIMON TAYLOR

The Business Partnering team is responsible for:

  • Delivering a high quality finance business partnering function providing support and analysis to the business.
  • The Finance Business Partnering Team are trusted advisers to the business adding real value and strategic insight to assist in decision making.
  • Supporting key scheme and programme initiatives and projects with insightful and accurate analysis. Assisting presenting outcomes to stakeholders as required.
  • Supporting the corporation wide business plan process and business cases where relevant.
  • Developing a culture of financial awareness and value for money.
  • Supporting the Director of Finance in developing and maintaining a culture of continual improvement of processes and procedures within the finance department.


Accountability
The key accountabilities for this role are in relation to providing support to the business experience in embedding the new contract for Administration Services. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Documenting the design and the data flows from the Administration system to the finance systems ensuring all financial data required to produce accurate compliance accounts is provided by the supplier.
  • Ensure that the data provided by the supplier has a sufficient level of detail and audit trail to enable the business to gain comfort and assurance that the transactions that flow from the supplier into SAGE are complete, accurate and compliant.
  • When assisting the Head of Accounting with the design of the service requirement around the design of the General Ledger, Payments, Cash and Banking and Charges consider likely future requirements of the scheme and ensure that the service design is easily adaptable to meet these requirements.
  • During the transition period, provide testing and assurance over all financial transactions that flow from the supplier to the general ledger.
  • Devise a finance test and assurance plan, carry out the testing and assurance, documenting any findings and working with the supplier to resolve any issues.
  • When assisting the Head of Accounting with the design of the Service Delivery and testing and assurance, ensure that legacy issues with the incumbent are not replicated in the new contract.



Deliverables

  • Service Delivery documents for the new service, ensuring legacy issues aren’t replicated in the new contract and the service delivery is flexible in terms of any reasonably expected future changes.
  • Testing and Assurance plan to ensure that all data flows from the supplier to the Scheme general ledger are timely, complete, accurate and SORP compliant.
  • Over the implementation period of the new contract, provide assurance and testing results over a variety of transactions and scenarios to ensure that the new service provides an accurate data flow into the general ledger.
  • Provide documentation and guidance on transactions, how they flow into the general ledger sufficient to enable the Accounting team to understand the new service and data flows.
  • Help with the delivery of timely and accurate month-end reporting. This includes liaising with the FP&A team to prepare and posting accruals for the directorate.
  • Provide cover, when needed for the FBP in delivering a high quality finance business support to ensuring that the directorate has access to the financial information they need, have implemented adequate budgetary controls and given due consideration to affordability and value for money.
  • Assist with the production of a monthly ‘management accounts pack’ to support the Directorate in monitoring financial performance and driving efficiencies/actions with consideration to affordability and value for money.
  • Supporting and participating in the annual budget setting process.



Experience
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following experience and technical skills:

  • Experience of providing testing and assurance to pension scheme accounting systems
  • Strong working knowledge of the pension scheme SORP and its requirements
  • Experience of defining accounting systems and processes
  • Experience of embedding financial awareness within the business
  • Previous experience of month end management accounting processes.
  • Very strong numerical skills
  • Very strong MS Excel skills
  • Experience of working with a finance system such as SAGE 200.


Education, qualification and professional membership requirements

  • Part of fully Qualified accountant (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, etc.).
  • Degree qualified



McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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