Finance Business Partner
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 24/07/2019
Salary: £43,300 - £58,500 per annum
Kensington and Chelsea is a unique and vibrant place to work, nestled in the heart of London. Although one of the smallest London boroughs, we are one of the most densely populated in the country. The Council, its policies and leadership has changed significantly; putting residents first is now at the heart of everything we do. Working in partnership, listening to and valuing the personal experiences of people in our communities, we will act with openness, honesty, compassion and humility.
Our support services play a key role in helping the whole Council work to the best of its ability and ensure the Council can deliver on its priorities. Within that the Financial Management function has undergone some major changes, including; moving to a centralised finance function and implementing a new finance system. The priorities over the next two years are addressing the financial challenges facing the Council and embedding a culture of business partnering and adding value.
Each Finance Business Partners will support a defined service within Housing Management, providing high level financial advice and support to the Assistant Director and their Heads of Service. Key responsibilities include:
- Working collaboratively with colleagues on the Senior Management Team, and making a proactive contribution to delivering departmental and corporate objectives
- Playing a leading role in the management of the Council’s financial position
- Providing advice and support to the budgeting, planning and closing of accounts processes
- Ensuring the requirements of the Council’s financial strategy are met and savings and efficiencies are sought wherever possible
- Managing and supporting a small team of staff
To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience of adding value and driving through a business partnering approach. The ability to advise and challenge senior management is essential, whilst exposure within a Local Government or Public Sector setting is highly desirable.
For more information about RBKC, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/RBKC2019 or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 0203 031 9635 for a confidential conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to RBKC@allenlane.co.uk by 26th August. The cover letter should be no more then 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.
We want to recruit people who share our values -putting communities first.