SEO Finance Business Partner
London - 46,000 - 50,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 29 December 2017

This is a truly exciting time to join a high-profile UK Government Department. BEIS is now responsible for: developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business; ensuring the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation as well as tackling climate change.

The role of finance business partners is becoming increasingly important in supporting the Policy Teams with decision making and delivering value for money across government.  The Finance Business Partner will work as part of a Finance Business Partner team in delivering excellence in analysis, decision making and financial control.  A key aspect of the role is regular dealings with budget leads and Directors to assist with issues in their policy areas and finding solutions, assessing the financial impacts from policy decisions, and advising on budget management.  In addition, the role holder is responsible for ensuring financial information is collated and reported accurately within finance systems and that risk and opportunities to the wider group position are clearly understood. Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting sound budget management
  • Ensure budget holders are clear on their allocated budgets and their targets for managing them
  • Proactive work with the business to ensure accurate budget forecasts are received and are correctly reflected on the systems
  • Ensure a smooth monthly reporting process
  • Take the initiative in managing risks to the Accounting Officer
  • Challenging and scrutinising information to ensure credibility in the numbers
  • Championing financial awareness and financial management across the business
  • Informing policy development in the group


  • A fully qualified or part-qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) & good excel skills
  • A keen interest in Government
  • Excellent leadership & communication skills, a good team player
  • Able to challenge & motivate individuals


  • SEO Grade salary - £37,200 - £43,430 + £8,838 accountancy allowance
  • Civil Service Pension scheme
  • 25 days leave increasing by one day every year to a maximum of 30 days + queen’s birthday off
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent progression opportunities within BEIS & Civil Service

We are currently recruiting 10 finance roles at BEIS so please do get in touch if you are interested –

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