Finance Business Partner
About the Role
Here at Crawley we’re focused on bringing finance out of the shadows of the back office. Gone are the days of spending all our time on data manipulation, reconciliations and reports. We’re also working on building collaborative relationships with our non-finance colleagues, helping to ensure that finance acts as a valued partner at the heart of decision making across the organisation.
If you’re excited by the opportunity to use your influence, challenge and negotiation skills, build and maintain effective relationships with others, think strategically and apply your commercial acumen, this new role could be for you.
To succeed you will have the perfect blend of technical and interpersonal skills. You will be talented at seeing the value in the information you provide and to inspire others to make use of it. Your ability to listen, interpret, influence, negotiate and challenge respectfully means that budget holders and other colleagues will call upon you as trusted partner, playing a part in resolving issues and in making decisions.
You will be AAT level 4 or part-qualified CCAB, with experience of providing financial advice and support to managers. You will have knowledge of budgetary control, financial management and financial planning. Knowledge and understanding of local government finance would be advantageous but not essential.
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible, as we may close this advert before the stated closing date if enough applications are received.
For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please email Ryan Jenkinson, Senior Finance Business Partner or call on 01293 438309.
We offer a generous employee benefits package, with a range of discounts, benefits and wellbeing incentives to suit everyone.
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Our shared values and behaviours reflect the special nature of our council. We encourage all colleagues to put them into practice, whatever job they do. Take a look to see if we are the perfect match.
Crawley Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
Please ensure that the reference details you supply are for your current or most recent employer and that any gaps in employment are covered on your application form.
Please note that CV’s will not be accepted without a fully completed application form.
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