Grade 6 Senior Finance Business Partner

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 14/05/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £62,200 - £70,394 per annum + £4,495 Accountancy Allowance


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) vision is an economy that works for everyone – with great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow.

The Business Growth Finance Business Partner team is responsible for overseeing the financial management of several high-profile BEIS assets including the British Business Bank (BBB) and Ordnance Survey.  The finance work undertaken by Business Growth is at the forefront of government accounting in terms of novelty, scale and technical knowledge and balances the need for private sector type operations within a government reporting environment.  In addition there may be opportunities to lead Senior Finance Business Partner support for other Business Sectors or Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation policy areas.

This is a high-profile, exciting and challenging role at the heart of the BEIS Finance, leading the team charged with providing high quality financial advice and supporting the Department’s relationship with key external partners including UK Government Investments and the Geospatial Commission.

Key duties will include:

  • Act as a key liaison point between BEIS finance, policy, UKGI and, at times, external bodies (e.g. HMT, NAO).
  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of the business, in particular the British Business Bank, including its end to end processes and unit costs.
  • Lead the translation of policy decisions and proposals and strategic objectives into financial impact, risks and opportunities and communication this effectively to senior stake holders to support decision making.
  • Lead problem solving and provision of robust advice to stakeholders.
  • Drive financial management and insight, including identifying possible areas for focus and improvement and develop cost mitigation, income generation or risk management strategies.
  • Transform information into insight to aid the decision-making process, through the analysis of complex information.
  • Use strategic and commercial acumen to champion a culture of effective strategic decision making and risk management to underpin strong financial performance for both business as usual projects and individual programmes.
  • Work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues to support the development of business cases, ensuring that HMG controls and guidance are complied with.
  • Lead and develop a small team of finance professionals.

Person Specification

Candidates should be fully CCAB qualified and have strong Excel skills. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate capability and success against the following essential criteria:

  • Ability to build trusting relationships with stakeholders and influence them with impact and professional credibility.
  • Excellent strategic awareness and an ability to influence decision making in a political context.
  • Ability to provide insightful analysis on complex issues, develop solutions and communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.

For more information get in touch with Tim Salmon – / 020 3031 9634

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