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Senior Business Partner - Finance

Derbyshire County Council
Grade 14 £47,181 - £52,640 per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2022

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Local government, County councils
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Senior Business Partner to join the Financial Management and Strategy Team to support the Council’s Enterprising Council approach and new centralised finance operating model.

You will have:

  • A CCAB qualification (or equivalent).
  • Substantial experience of working in a large and complex finance environment preferably within local government.
  • Experience of leading and motivating a team.
  • Experience of working in a political environment.
  • Strong ability to design, establish and maintain complex financial models.
  • Ability to shape and influence the strategic direction and balance service and Finance business needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal and advisory skills and the ability to influence and persuade people at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

You will play a key role in:

  • Lead a designated finance function to ensure effective service delivery aligned with Council priorities.
  • Act as the professional expert on all aspects of the service area, providing appropriate specialist advice to all stakeholders.
  • Designing, developing, and maintaining financial accounting policies, procedures, systems, and business practices, including the technical analysis and financial modelling of complex financial data, considering risks, reputational damage, financial and non-financial benefits of council wide projects and programmes.
  • Contributing to the strategic planning activities of the Council, including the Council Plan and Departmental Service Plan.

At Derbyshire County Council we believe that hard work and commitment should be rewarded, we offer a package that will ensure you feel supported and valued including:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Some remote working in accordance with the Council’s Modern Ways of Working policy.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package.
  • Discount on leisure centre memberships.

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Tina Adams Head of Financial Management and Strategy at

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