Lead Finance Business Partner

Nigel Wright
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
18 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Organisation

Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) are an Arm's Length Management Organisation (ALMO) responsible for managing council homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council (NCC). We were set up in 2004 to manage council properties, to improve housing in order to meet the Government's Decent Homes standard, and to provide a range of support services for NCC.

We currently manage 26,700 council homes and 1,500 leasehold properties on behalf of NCC, and over 700 homes on behalf of Leazes Homes.

YHN recently won the Supported Housing Landlord of the year category at the 2018 UK Housing Awards in recognition of the organisation's achievements in supporting refugee families.

The Role

The Lead Finance Business Partner will manage and lead the team to deliver a "one stop shop" approach for finance and performance services to specified YHN business partners. They will be accountable for the successful operation of processes relating to;
  • Management accounting for business partners including; budget setting, actual reporting and monitoring, matrix level reporting, relevant SLAs, relevant balance sheet areas, income from rent, service charges and invoices, and employee costs
  • Forecasting
  • New business initiatives including financial support for business cases, modelling, VFM initiatives, and delegated decisions
  • Reporting to Finance Reporting team on; budgets, management accounts and statutory reporting input, 30 year model: input, efficiency, cash flow, employee costs for YHN Group companies
  • Reporting to Risk & Performance specialist for performance monitoring as relevant

The Lead Finance Business Partner will also motivate, lead and influence the key decision making process, guiding diverse stakeholder views in complex circumstances and enriching key business initiatives.

Further, they will be expected to lead the team in the achievement of targets and objectives at a corporate, service and individual level.

The Person

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Professionally qualified (ACA/CIPFA/CIMA/ACCA), with detailed knowledge of Financial Regulations, and the financial standards for the HRA and YHN
  • Developed report writing skills, including an excellent attention to detail
  • Diplomatic, assertive and collaborative approach with developed interpersonal skills to support business partners in setting strategy and developing business cases
  • Competence and ability to communicate complex financial matters to a diverse audience, including those from a non-finance background
  • Well organised, with highly developed planning and organisational skills
  • Developed attention to detail
  • Ability to relate non-financial performance to financial performance


This role is being recruited on a retained basis by Nigel Wright. Please email a CV and covering letter in the first instance to

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