Finance Business Partner (Resources & Place)
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 11/04/2022
Salary: £48,305 - £59,339 per annum
The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead provides a unique setting and context to make your mark. We are home to approximately 148,000 residents, including the Queen and the Royal Family, as well as many significant attractions which attract visitors from across the world. We are committed to promoting and preserving the borough’s historic assets, whilst also investing in the future with a £3bn regeneration programme, which will support an enhanced quality of life, economic growth and opportunities for all.
Having made significant improvements during a journey of positive change, starting with the appointments of experienced senior finance leaders Adele Taylor as Executive Director of Resources and Andrew Vallance as Head of Finance, we have now delivered substantial improvements to both our governance arrangements and our financial resilience.
Following a recent restructure of the Finance Team which was the latest stage in their development plan, RBWM want to build capacity and add further resilience into the team. As part of this we are recruiting for a Finance Business Partner (Resources & Place). Reporting into the Senior Finance Business Partner, the Business Partner will need to embed themselves in the service departments to better understand the challenges and opportunities, creating initiatives to financially benefit the Council and becoming a proactive and trusted financial adviser. Key responsibilities include:
- Providing expert financial insight and analysis to support work on strategic service and financial plans
- Understanding the Council services, and their key drivers
- Preparing budget monitoring reports in partnership with Directorate Management, for Members, Directors, and Management Teams
- Identifying future budget risks and opportunities and ensuring these are adequately planned for
- Playing an active role in development of the budget and the medium-term financial strategy, particularly regarding growth, savings, fees & charges and inflation
- Managing and developing a team of 4, providing support and mentorship and instilling high quality customer service, financial and management practices
To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified customer-focused finance professional with the ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders. You will have proven experience of developing a business partnering approach, ideally within a local authority environment.
This position is able to work flexibly between the office and homeworking, with a maximum of one day in the office a fortnight and the remainder working from home. Any journeys to the office would be at the employee’s own expense.
For more information about RBWM, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/rbwm or contact Jack Murphy (07921 335 786) at Allen Lane for a confidential conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to RBWM@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 2nd May 2022. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.
The Council is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunity in employment. RBWM believes that valuing equality, diversity and inclusion means recognising the strengths, talents and needs of every individual, nurturing potential and maximising opportunities for all to contribute. The Council has also been awarded gold under the Armed Forces Covenant scheme. Appointments will be made on merit.