Finance Business Partner Financial Planning

Fusion People Ltd
09 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
This role for a Finance Business Partner (Financial Planning) has been released on a interim basis for 3 months initially.

Main Duties:

* To set, monitor and control relevant budgets in compliance with regulations and to meet the objectives set in the Section's Business Plan, and the Council's Service Delivery Plan.
* To understand costs to ensure the Council is providing value for money in delivering its services, and to provide high quality and innovative advice on financial matters affecting the Council.
* Produce accurate financial forecasts highlighting potential opportunities and risks with suggested recommendations and mitigations where these are required.
* To understand customer needs and provide them with a service they value. This will include providing excellent advice, information and guidance on financial matters to facilitate decision making.
* To assist and constructively challenge budget holders to help them carry out their financial duties and achieve successful business development through supporting change programmes, efficiency improvements and cost reductions.
* To provide training to develop the finance skills of budget holders and non-finance managers.
* To take an active role in developing and utilising financial and other IT systems to deliver and facilitate excellent financial management of the Councils resources and to suggest and support change management effectively.
* To assist in ensuring the proper administration of financial affairs and monitor compliance with relevant financial standards and legislation, whilst supporting the delivery of a programme of continuous improvement.
* Lead or play a critical supporting role on projects particularly concerning financial implications, coordinating sometimes multi-disciplinary teams at all levels to achieve positive outcomes and providing solutions.
* To assist in the closure of the Council's annual accounts and in their submission for audit to the Council's external auditor.
* To ensure that the output and quality of work is of a high standard and complies with current legislation and standards.
* To attend and represent the Section at Committee meetings if required.

You should match the following criteria:

* Minimum of two years recent experience in a finance environment producing reports using a variety of IT systems and providing high quality advice.
* A high level of understanding of Local Government finance and budgetary work.
* Experience of developing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues and external contacts to achieve service outcomes.
* Identifying opportunities to develop financial systems and processes.
* Experience of producing high quality and accurate financial reports for management information.
* Fully CIPFA qualified (or other similar CCAB qualification) or studying towards.
* Effectively communicate to deliver a positive reputation through relationships with colleagues and customers.
* Establish and promote a customer-focused culture across the service and Council.
* Ability to advise managers and other staff on a variety of finance related issues.

Please send your most updated CV to Grant Wilson by clicking apply now. As this role falls within scope of IR35 the rate quoted is PAYE

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