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 £28p/h.
Finance business partners provide targeted strategic insights across every department of a business. They base these insights on analysis of operational performance, industry dynamics, macro-economic trends and the competitor landscape.
Providing senior level finance partner support to a range 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 in a finance partnering or management accounting role involving budgeting, reporting and forecasting.
Analysis and reporting of 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, 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.
Qualified or part qualified accountant
Experience of working in a finance partner or management accounting team (preferably within an information or digital technology organisation).
Strong IT skills (excel, word, powerpoint).
Knowledge of fundamental VAT rules