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Commercial Business Partner

Seven Resourcing
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Seven Resourcing is working with Nottingham City Council to recruit a Commercial Business Partner to take on a locum contract of an initial 3 months based at Loxley House.

This is a full-time role Monday - Friday.

£20 per hour Umbrella rate with potential negotiations.

The role:

The post holder will inform and influence strategy and business decisions, to resolve problems and exploit opportunities in collaboration with managers in order to further policy goals by offering expert analysis and interpretation of financial information within the options available ensuring that added value is provided from the support and advice given

Key Responsibilities:

Keep up to date with:
national and local issues and

new and changing legislation

Interpreting the impact to the organisation and business plans of these changes/issues, providing financial advice, options and recommendations.

Be responsible for ensuring all statutory and non-statutory returns, including grant claims, contain accurate financial information and are completed on time and to standard.

Ensure that the forecasted financial position is an accurate and true reflection of the business position and be proactive in identifying:

Further training requirements of managers using the forecasting system;

What corrective action is required by managers and

Supporting managers in developing those actions.

Business risks.Provide accurate and timely professional support; advice and robust challenge to programmes, projects, business cases and decisions:

Support is proactive and creative.

Value for money is maximised.

The appropriate use of techniques and regulations.

Ensuring processes and procedures are in place to provide robust monitoring of the outcomes.

Attendance at relevant boards and working groups.

Ensure that the professional advice given enables the Leadership of the organisation to make clear, informed policy and funding decisions through the appropriate constitutional process.

Support managers in the development, achievement and updating of business plans to ensure the robustness of the MTFP is maintained.

Deputise for the Strategic Finance Business Partner when required.

Support the S151 officer in achieving their duties and liaise with Internal Audit on areas of risk.

Ensure corporate timelines, standards and processes are applied to in the budget and closedown process.

To manage colleagues in line with corporate competency framework and undertake recruitment, training, development and performance management of staff, tackling any issues that may arise.

To liaise with other external organisations with regard to data collection, financial analysis and benchmarking.

Applicant Requirements:

Qualifications: Qualified member of a CCAB recognised accounting body with diverse experience at a senior level within a local authority setting or qualified by experience . Evidence of ongoing professional development .
Experience: Significant experience of providing financial support and advice to a wide range of services in a large and complex organisation.

Able to utilise a range of systems to produce

Easily understandable financial information

Experience of supporting decision making and delivering solutions through financial analysis and option appraisals.

Awareness of current national and local issues relating to local government.

An understanding of accounting principles and practices and the applicability to local government accounts.

Compliance: Up to date Passport
Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
Hours: 37 hours p/w.

Working with Seven Social Care:

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