Assistant Finance Business Partner

Highways England
£33340 - £36674 Per Annum
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

The role

Working in Leeds, reporting into the IT Finance Business Partner, this is an exciting opportunity to support a complex and growing area of the business.

You will provide day to day advice on finance matters whilst forming strong connections within the wider finance teams and stakeholders across the business, particularly in IT, to establish effective business partnering relationships.

Day to day

Your role will involve presenting, reviewing and influencing budgets and forecast outcomes. You will communicate financial results, adding insight through identification of key issues in business performance. You will recognise financial risks, for mitigation and opportunities, for utilisation.

You will contribute to other strategic and commercial decision making to drive the short, medium and long term performance and delivery of the IT Strategy.

Supporting the development of robust business cases, you will support on financial aspects, from inception to final review. You will partake in ensuring that the IDC process is understood and complied with and that appropriate consultations are made thereby improving the quality of the business cases produced. You will be required to attend project boards and hold regular meetings with IT stakeholders.

Where necessary you will support the implementation of software upgrades and any other system changes to ensure that information quality is robust and suitable to inform decision making.

You will seek to continuously improve processes and adherence to governance and provide training to other directorates where appropriate.

About you

Part-Qualified Accountant or equivalent experience is desirable.

Knowledge of Highways England systems and month-end processes is desirable.

You will have good technical knowledge and an ability to manipulate and use financial information and data to inform and support commercial decision making.

You will have exceptional communication skills and an influential style with an ability to build collaborative relationships.

You will be able to summarise and explain financial issues succinctly.

You will be a problem solver and inquisitive; willing to challenge the way things are done.

You will be used to both BAU and project environments and familiar with corporate governance.


We look forward to hearing from you. So we can really get to know you and what you can offer, please include a CV with your application.

You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet the role, and Highways England, requirements.

And to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible. We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong.

Help keep England moving.