Finance Business Partner (CTC Clearance Required)

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 20/03/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: c.£450 - £500 per day (Inside IR35)


My client, a high profile Government Department, is seeking to fill a Finance Business Partner role.  This equally high profile and accountable position will provide high quality analysis of financial and non-financial data for senior stakeholders and provide constructive challenge to support the annual budgeting and monthly forecasting processes.

This role is central to the relationship between an individual business area and the finance function. You will use your strong technical and influencing skills and sound understanding of the business unit to provide advice, challenge and scrutiny to senior colleagues. You will ensure that budgets are well constructed, managed and monitored and support senior managers in the production of business cases and plans to deliver improved performance, reduced risk and better value for money.

Your technical knowledge and ability to work constructively with senior teams will make you a valued contributor the decision-making process and a champion for change within your business, its external relationships and in wider government projects. This post holder will need to establish and develop effective working relationships with a number of stakeholders.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Developing a deep knowledge of diverse business areas, their needs and priorities, looking at the bigger picture to make sure that the business understands the financial implications of decisions and available choices.
  • Showing effective leadership skills in the line management of a team of assistant business partners.
  • Acting as key liaison point between Finance and the business, building in depth understanding of different business areas and performance priorities.
  • Providing analysis to support decision making and using benchmarking to highlight opportunities and add value.
  • Identifying sustainable cost savings targets and initiatives as part of the business planning cycle.
  • Supporting the financial analysis of business areas to prepare for Spending Reviews, risk management and business planning processes.

You will be able to demonstrate your skills and experience in the following areas:

  • The ability to quickly develop a strong understanding of the landscape and governance within high profile government departments.
  • Excellent analytical skills and personal credibility to present complex financial issues to senior managers.
  • The ability to build strong stakeholder relationships based on respect, trust and openness.
  • Experience of leading, motivating and developing a diverse team while promoting diversity and inclusion and upholding the Civil Services values and standards.

You will be CCAB (or equivalent) qualified with considerable financial/commercial experience and/or the ability to gain formal CCAB qualifications within a reasonable time.

You will also have a minimum of four years’ experience in a finance or strategy role and

knowledge of government finance and the operation of fiscal events is highly desirable.

If the above fits your experience and approach I would love to hear from you.  Please send your CV and covering letter to

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