Assistant Finance Business Partner

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: Hybrid working

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 03/05/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £40,050 - £44,450 per annum


This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as we work on building a stronger, greener future for the UK by fighting COVID-19, tackling climate change, unleashing innovation, and making the UK a great place to work and do business. BEIS is a stimulating and inspiring organisation, offering challenging work which really makes a difference, as well as the opportunity to progress your career.

This is a brilliant opportunity to be involved in supporting the Government’s Net Zero agenda and the transition towards Net Zero of some of the more traditional energy industries. The post holder will provide first-line financial advice and support, as well as in-year financial reporting, forecasting and analysis. They will have their own portfolio of directorates and will support varying policy and delivery objectives.

The role requires collaborative working to produce timely, accurate and professional in-year reporting for the Group and directorates.  The post holder will need to be confident in undertaking analysis and using financial systems. You will champion financial awareness and financial management across the Group.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensuring budget holders and partner organisations are clear on their allocated budgets and their targets for managing them;
  • Ensuring a smooth monthly reporting process which provides timely and accurate data for Departmental reporting and awareness of emerging risks;
  • Collecting and recording accurate information to support interim and year-end financial account preparation and audits and providing excellent management information to stakeholders.
  • Using finance systems to produce and present effective information to budget holders which enable budget holders to make informed decisions to manage their budgets;
  • Providing analysis that goes beyond the high level data returns and highlights spending constraints and potential savings as appropriate;
  • Contributing to departmental budget decision making processes through quarterly financial reviews and other departmental and group exercises;

To be suitable for the role you need to be CCAB or CIMA qualified or part-qualified, or have direct relevant experience. BEIS are also offering an accounting allowance of up to £8,838 for the successful candidate, depending on your level of qualification.

BEIS offer a flexible hybrid working environment, currently a 60/40 split (minimum 2 days in the office per week). They are committed to understanding, respecting, and representing as broad a range of views and backgrounds as we have in UK society. Our inclusive culture, where our people feel valued and have a voice, is part of what makes BEIS brilliant. We value difference and diversity because it helps us be more innovative and make better decisions. We are committed to ensuring that every talented, hard-working person has the opportunity to rise to the top.

If you think you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm for this role and would like more information or the chance to apply, please contact Stephanie Robinson at Allen Lane on 07921 336 641 / The closing date for applications is Monday 30th May 2022.

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