Finance Business Partner

Up to £55000 per annum
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SIMON TAYLOR

  • Responsible for co-ordination and production of the Corporate Dashboard for Executive Board and the organisations Governing Body within agreed timelines.
  • Responsible for driving through improvements to the Corporate Dashboard
  • Responsible for delivering finance business partnering service to specific areas of the business (the specific areas are likely to change over time but will be covering budgets of between £35-50m). This includes supporting and enabling the business to make decisions but also provide challenge where necessary.
  • Lead/co-ordinate processes or parts of processes (e.g. co-ordination of the month-end reporting process/co-ordination of monthly finance reports and variance analysis).
  • Play an active part within the Finance team to ensure cohesive working across the department is maintained. Encourage a continuous improvement environment within the team.


Deliverables

  • Deliver a high quality Corporate Dashboard for Executive Board.
  • Deliver a high quality finance business partnering service ensuring that the business has access to the information they need, have implemented adequate budgetary controls and given due consideration to affordability and value for money. This includes:
  • Regular contact with budget holders and Exec Board (EB) members ensuring that they understand their financial results and forecasts
  • Provision and continuous improvement of the finance management information to drive improved awareness of financial results and spend decisions
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance with purchasing processes/controls taking action to ensure non-compliance is reduced where appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to delivering the month-end timetable to ensure month end management accounts and reporting can be completed ensuring the processes are controlled, efficient and effective including continuous improvement of the processes and reports e.g. incorporation of improved and systematic reporting and continuous review and improvement of reports/dashboard content.
  • Participate in the annual business planning process by supporting the design of budget packs, associated communication and supporting colleagues in the business to complete forecasts.
  • Embed financial control by helping to improve the control environment through implementing internal control recommendations and contributing to recommendations for improved ways of working.
  • The role will be expected to contribute to other ad hoc tasks/projects such as co-ordination of additional financial information as required.


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

  • Previous experience of being a proactive finance business partner in a structured, professional environment & a strong track record of embedding financial awareness within the business
  • Experience of communicating credibly and confidently with senior management and auditors
  • Previous experience of hands on management or participation in the month end management accounting process
  • Experience of working with financial models using advanced level MS Excel
  • Experience of overseeing, managing and mitigating financial risks
  • A track record of embedding financial awareness within the business.


Education

  • Full accountancy qualification is required (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, etc.).
McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.
 

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