Senior Finance Business Partner- Customer & Corporate Services

16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Finance Business Partner- Customer & Corporate Services, paying up to £55K, depending on experience, plus bonus and benefits. Based near London Bridge.

Reporting to the Business Partnering Manager, the Senior Finance Business Partner- Customer & Corporate Services will provide support across corporate, customer and housing services and we are looking for experience in a similar role either within housing or a commercial organisation.

Working for one of the highest Moody's credit rating UK Housing Associations (HA), with housing assets of £1.8 Billion and over 50 million units under management, there has never been a better time to join this leading G15 HA. If you thrive working in a very busy change environment, then this role could be for you.

As a Senior Finance Business Partner- Customer & Corporate Services, the role will present financial information to enable interpretation for decision making to all levels of management whilst challenging all operational activities with a view of proactively driving cost savings and synergies.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Finance Business Partner- Customer & Corporate Services include:

  • Sits as a key member of the Business Partnering and Integration team, and reports to the Business Partnering Manager providing support to the group on all aspects of budgeting, financial performance reporting & forecasting, financial business analysis, VfM, and benchmarking
  • To develop a quality and innovative business partnering service for corporate, customer and housing services
  • To liaise and engage with business stakeholders to resolve any issues/queries and overcome any potential issues, communicating key conclusions to senior management
  • To challenge business assumptions in forecasting and planning
  • To participate in a programme of cost/business reviews which delivers meaningful, timely and relevant financial business analysis
  • To support the annual budgeting exercise for your business area which is aligned to strategic plans and delivers improved bottom line performance
  • To develop a sweep of Dashboards which provides insightful management reporting and a 360-degree view of performance (financial and non-financial focus) to meet the needs of budget managers and stakeholders
  • To actively promote efficiency and value for money and ensure that your business area’s operational and financial efficiencies are captured, including suitable evidence

Experience and qualifications required

This role will suit a Senior Finance Business Partner who is tenacious and commercially minded whilst also being a great communicator and people person. Additionally:

  • CCAB qualified accountant
  • Finance Business Partnering experience in either the housing or commercial sectors
  • Experience of working across corporate, customer and housing services (call centres, IT, HR & finance, facilities etc)
  • Excellent IT and excel spreadsheet skills
  • Good communicator, both oral and written which is appropriate to the audience
  • Ability to distil complex analysis and succinctly present findings
  • Self-starter with the ability to recognise 'opportunities’ and drive them forward
  • To be responsive in a rapidly changing working environment

This is a great opportunity to be involved at the start of a newly formed Finance Business Partnering team, which has great leadership and aims to be a benchmark for excellence within the housing sector.