Finance Business Partner – Church Commissioners
The Finance Business Partner – Church Commissioners is a new post arising from the restructure of the Finance Operations Accounting team. It sits within the newly-created Investments Accounting Team and has particular responsibility for providing dedicated financial planning, management accounting and decision-support services for the Church Commissioners, as well as regular management information for the four pension schemes administered by the Church of England Pensions Board.
Running 25% of English primary schools; responsible for 45% of Grade 1 listed buildings, three world heritage sites and some of our most popular tourist attractions; the largest private commercial forestry investor in the UK; a thought-leader in ethical investment; and one of the largest charitable givers in the country – just a few facts you might not have known about this unique institution. With a network of parishes across the country, and regular attendance of nearly a million people, the Church of England is a hugely complex and diverse organisation maintaining a Christian presence at the heart of our communities and playing an active role in the life of our nation.
At a time of significant and ambitious change across the Church of England, the Finance & Resources team is seeking exceptional candidates to play a key role in delivering best practice and sharing expertise not just for the benefit of the National Church Institutions (of which the Church Commissioners is one) but for the wider church as well.
You will provide accurate and timely management information, budget monitoring, analysis and advice to budget holders and key stakeholders, fostering a culture of financial accountability and cost efficiency. An effective communicator, you will be able to explain financial issues to non-finance staff and to help people to use financial information well. You will also provide relevant challenge and insight to support decision-making.
Managing an experienced Finance Officer, the successful applicant will proactively identify ways to add value; be able to see the bigger picture and take pride in delivering a high quality, consistent service. In addition to this, the successful applicant will need to be a fully qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent), demonstrating excellent core technical finance expertise; and hold a strong logical/personal motivation to work for the Church of England.
For this post, you will:
- be a strong communicator, predominantly focussed on providing internal reporting, financial planning and decision support to senior managers across the diverse departments within the Church Commissioners;
- possess a proven track record of accurately analysing large amounts of complex data, and producing innovative reporting and insight to add value/drive better decisions;
- be credible and able to become the effective, trusted advisor to key stakeholders business as usual requirements as well and for key transformation projects.
For more information please go to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/churchofengland or call Michael Quest on 0203 031 9638. To apply, please email a copy of your CV and cover letter (outlining your motivations and core skills) to CoE@allenlane.co.uk before the application deadline: Sunday 18th June (midnight).