Our client one of the UK's largest public sector departments are currently looking for a Finance Business Partner to join them on a 6 month contract based in Leeds (remote initially) and paying up to £198pd inside IR35.
Main Duties and Responsibilities: Effectively leading; managing; and resourcing the finance team including any significant external supplier of services. Ensuring that a proper set of accounts is kept and an accurate record of all transactions taking place in accordance with proper accounting and statutory requirements; including the production of year end accounts. Maintaining and achieving the performance indicators agreed for the finance team; in relation to the effective management of budgets and assets. Managing and overseeing the accounting system i.e. nominal and sub ledgers. Making sure that adequate systems of control are in place including reasonable segregation of duties. Ensuring that all necessary reconciliations are carried out on a monthly and annual basis as required. Managing and maintaining accurate fixed asset accounting and effective control of those assets.
Lead a small team of finance partners to deliver a full range of finance partner support to a portfolio of budget holders and service/product delivery managers operating in a fast-paced, information and technology driven environment.
Ensuring robust and accurate financial information that adheres to the regular financial cycle of processing and reporting including month end forecasts and annual budgets.
Supporting and advising budget holders on how to allocate risk appropriately and drive quality, efficiency and value for money.
Transaction analysis, costing and pricing modelling and checking, analysing and reporting variances including actuals v budgets and forecasts, scenario planning.
Ability to present, interpret and explain complex and technical financial information and concepts in a clear and concise format, tailoring for finance and non-finance audiences.
Ability to work at different levels (high level overview to detailed) to provide effective input and challenge to budgeting, forecasting and reporting activity.
Ensuring compliance with corporate governance, financial standards and audit requirements
Proven experience of working and leading colleagues in a finance partnering or management accounting role involving budgeting, reporting and forecasting.
Analysis, reporting and managing team responsible for financial transactions and scenarios, including accruals, prepayments, revenue, capital, income and expenditure.
Creating and presenting financial reports to a wide range of stakeholders.
Experience of preparing and delivering month end, year-end, audit and statutory reports.
Good communicator and leader, with the ability to use a variety of communication tools to provide guidance, information and insight to help improve financial decision making.
Ability to process and analyse financial and non-financial information and interpret financial performance such as identifying and explaining variance analysis.
Experience of partnership working with diverse colleagues to generate, analyse and advise on financial concepts, information and processes, identify the bigger picture, influence decisions and improve financial outcomes.
Experience of working and leading in a finance partner team (preferably within an information or digital technology organisation).
Strong IT skills (excel, word, powerpoint).
Knowledge of fundamental VAT rules.
Knowledge of government accounting and IFRS standards