We are urgently seeking an experienced and skilled Finance Business Partner
to be responsible for the provision of high quality financial management information and provide professional advice to senior managers and all budget managers within the Childrens Social Care directorate of one of our local government clients based in London SE6.
The Finance Business Partner
will provide technical accountancy support and challenge on financial management to budget holders to ensure that they contribute to the overall corporate reporting of the organisation's financial position understand.
They will be accountable for reporting any breaches of Financial Regulations, Standing Orders, Procurement Standards and Schemes of Delegation; providing advice on regularising any breaches and ensuring that appropriate remedial action is being taken. They will take responsibility for ensuring that the financial and management accounting month and year end processes within the area of responsibility are undertaken in line with the organisations deadlines.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:
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- A qualified accountant e.g. CIPFA or similar or equivalent FBP experience
- MUST have a sound understanding of finance in Childrens Social Care with a business partner approach
- Evidence of a strong intellectual grasp of local government policy and finance
- Strong knowledge of management accounting techniques over income and expenditure items.
- Knowledge of costing, benchmarking and modelling techniques to support proposals for change
- Demonstrates an understanding of current challenges and opportunities in local government
- Substantial experience of working in a management accounting environment within a large public or private sector organisation.
- Excellent IT skills
- Strong communication skills -both oral and written
- Ability to get on with people and use influencing skills to support the service
GPR is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and values the differences that a diverse workforce brings to organisations. GPR will not discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. GPR will not discriminate because of any other irrelevant factor and will build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.