Senior Finance Business Partner

Location
Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices
Salary
Grade 10 - £47,541 - £55,569 per annum, pro rata to part-time working hours
Posted
26 Mar 2019
Closes
14 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 Senior Finance Business Partners to join our Finance Engagement and Advice section of the Shared Finance Service. You will be responsible for working in partnership with service areas, providing constructive challenge and recommendations to senior leaders in Kingston and Sutton Councils. You will ensure high quality of financial management, delivering useful insights and translating business intelligence into business success. 

A key focus of the role will be providing strategic financial support, challenge and advice to Governance Boards and transformational project boards and act as Lead Finance Officer on a number of project teams as required. You will ensure that the change initiatives are provided with financial modelling support, highlighting the financial impact to the wider organisation. 

You will support the core financial processes and activities, including financial planning and budgeting, financial management and monitoring activities, and financial year end processes. You will also motivate and provide day-to-day support to the Finance Lead - Business Partners, including feedback on performance and coaching to develop skills and knowledge, working closely with the Team Leader under a matrix management arrangement. 

About you
You will be likely to be a qualified accountant (CIPFA, CIMA, MBA etc) or have demonstrable equivalent experience of operating at that level. Experience of working within a business partnering model and/or the ability to demonstrate an awareness of what is required to deliver the outcomes of the model is essential. 
You will also be a positive and proactive leader who motivates those around you and takes 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:

  • 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 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

Interested?
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 - www.suttonandkingstonfinancejobs.com

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

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