Interim Finance Business Partner

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Remote working

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 06/04/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £475 - £500 per day


A Local Authority agency  are currently looking to recruit to an Interim Finance Business Partner to support the commissioning and grants contracts function.


  • Provide a high standard partnering service to relevant stakeholders ensuring there is sufficient financial understanding and information to allow effective decisions to take place.
  • Support strategic decision making by liaising effectively between various stakeholders and utilising robust financial evidence.
  • Provide inciteful and accurate analysis of complex financial data whilst communicating the outcomes effectively.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To work effectively and efficiently with existing and future stakeholders, developing and fostering relationships in order to drive service delivery and fulfil purpose.
  • Ensure the business partnering function provides high quality business analysis and advice to senior managers and brings commercial acumen into financial decision making.
  • Ensure the function is able to appropriately deal with complex and integrated budgets and adopts efficient and effective practices of financial management.
  • Supports the function in providing effective challenge to senior managers to ensure accuracy of financial forecasting and the adoption of management budgetary control actions where necessary.
  • Support the Head of Financial Management in the financial scrutiny of all  formal decisions and ensure financial comments are included which robustly capture the holistic financial implications of each decision and enable the Chief Finance Officer (or their Deputy) to provide appropriate sign-off or challenge.
  • Ensure that financial risks and opportunities are also included within the decision and how these may be mitigated or exploited.
  • To manage the Accountant to provide support across the Partnering area in Finance.
  • Help to develop and deliver the medium-term financial plan and actively promote this strategy across the organisation and to act in accordance with the corporate objectives of the medium-term financial plan.
  • To actively contribute to relevant change programmes and support continuous improvement of functions and services.
  • To routinely inform various stakeholders of the financial position whilst working in a political environment.
  • To lead the delivery of the budget setting, closing and budget monitoring processes in conjunction with the Strategic Accountants and ensure these adhere to corporate guidance, corporate timescales and statutory deadlines.
  • Responsibilities will include but not limited to: Leading in producing monthly Budget Monitoring reports with narrative; regular meetings to report financial position to the service, leading on budget setting for respective business unit, leading on closing and responding to auditor queries for respective business unit, ad hoc tasks as requested by the Head of Finance and other relevant Senior Managers.

You will be CCAB qualified and have extensive experience of working within a Local Authority, Charity, Central Government or other large public sector organisation, and how a Finance Business Partner supports a service.

This role will require the successful candidate to be security vetted once appointed.

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33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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