Business Partner

11 May 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Becoming a Business Partner with Capita Local Government:

Finance business partners should provide financial insight and overview and provide support and sound financial advice for all business decisions using, amongst other things, financial planning and scenario modelling tools. Communication and liaison between all parties should be regular and Finance business partners should be proactive and strategic.

What you will do:

* Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure best use of financial resources, providing the strategic financial insight, intelligence and support needed. Assess situations from a commercial, business or finance perspective; provide appropriate financial advice to support complex business decisions.
* Support the provision of a well organised, reliable and professional financial reporting and advisory service and anticipate short term and long-term business needs for the portfolio of services the post has responsibility for.
* As an essential partner to management, play a key role in identifying changes in the operating environment, trends and developments of legislation, technology, policy and user requirements and delivery methods and respond proactively to these interpreting the financial effect, advising accordingly and working closely with the service area and the senior business partner to implement any required changes.
* Provide advice and support which demonstrates depth of knowledge, expertise and customer focus and be responsible for the provision of revenue monitoring, capital monitoring, budget setting (revenue and capital), MTFS setting, closure of accounts, support for strategic projects and other ad-hoc financial support for the portfolio of services the post has responsibility for. Looks quite double with the first points
* The Business Partner is, together with the services they support, responsible for budget setting, budget monitoring, variance analysis for actuals and forecasts and keeping an up to date and financial risks and opportunities document.

Your experience will include:

* Part Qualified ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA or AAT Qualified or experience commensurate with AAT qualification
* Accounting and budgetary experience, sound knowledge of local government finance framework, accounting principles and standards, statutory requirements and relevant codes of practice. Candidates new to local government can be accepted but will need to demonstrate to gain this knowledge within 6 months.
* Experience of developing productive, meaningful, trusted and positive stakeholder relationships.
* Experience of working on own initiative with limited supervision or direction.
* Extensive experience working with financial IT systems and demonstrable proficiency in Excel.
* Ability to analyse, interpret, understand and disseminate complex and detailed technical information in a professional and easy to understand way

About Capita Local Government

For over 25 years, Capita has been the UK’s leading provider of services to local government. We help councils to improve efficiency, provide better services and become more commercially sustainable. This works through a variety of frameworks, service agreements, commercial partnerships, shared services and joint venture companies. We cover all local government operations – from customer management, HR and property development to back office processing, administration and IT. Join us and you’ll be part of a team providing a full range of back office, middle office and customer facing services.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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