Finance Lead - Business Partner

Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices
Grade 8 - £32,637 - £39,930 per annum
26 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About us
In April 2017 the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston launched an exciting new Shared Finance Service. Our ambition is to ‘Add Value, Inspire Success’ and we currently have a number of exciting opportunities for capable and positive individuals who are ready to join us in realising this ambition.

About the role
We’re looking for two Finance Lead - Business Partners to join our Finance Engagement and Advice section of the Shared Finance Service. You will support at least one of the service areas of the Councils, and will partner and collaborate with colleagues across the Shared Finance Service to provide seamless finance support to our customers. You will provide financial management support and advice to service areas across the core financial cycle of budget setting, budget monitoring and closing of the accounts.

You will act as a critical friend to the business and provide insightful financial analysis to support business improvement and change. You will also need to support the provision of advice and guidance to service managers in setting their detailed budgets. In addition, you will work very closely with the Senior Finance Business Partners and the Team Leader to ensure financial, activity and performance management information is aligned and reported on a timely basis. A flexible approach to work is crucial. 

About you
For this role you must have direct experience of supporting managers in fulfilling their budget management responsibilities, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to both finance and non-finance staff is vital. You will have excellent team working and influencing skills, excellent IT skills are a must (including Microsoft Excel and Google Apps), and have the ability to learn quickly how to use the Councils’ finance system Agresso. You will have a positive and proactive attitude and take personal responsibility for delivering high quality financial services that support our stakeholders to achieve success.

Our offer
We can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition strongly encouraged here in Sutton and Kingston, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Sutton and Kingston Offices, whilst on the move, and at home following the introduction of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership

Please apply online by uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to Job Profile when completing your supporting statement.

You can also learn more about our shared finance service by visiting our recruitment website -

Closing date for applications - Sunday 14th April 2019
Interview date - To be confirmed

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