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Finance Business Partner

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    £28 - £31 per hour

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    about 1 month ago

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    3 months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join our busy offices based in St Albans on a temporary basis for 3 months with the possibility of an extension. We are looking for someone to start ASAP, working 37 hours per week, at £30.00 p/h.

As the Finance Business Partner, your main duties will include:

  • Provide high level financial advice and information, contributing to overall strategic and operational developments in a range of designated services.
  • Budget Planning and Monitoring in relation to revenue and capital
  • Financial evaluations
  • Financial research and policy development
  • Business Partner/Budget Holder relationships
  • Responsible for the accounting, budgeting and reporting arrangements for designated areas of the Council's revenue and capital programmes
  • Analysis and interpretation of changes in legislation and accounting requirements ensuring compliance with CIPFA's Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting, the Prudential Code for Capital Finance
  • Support the Finance Manager Systems and Controls and the Team Leader Controls in the preparation of the Statutory Accounts.
  • Support the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance and Legal) with the preparation of the Finance Strategy including the Medium-Term Financial Strategy, HRA Business Plan, Capital Strategy and any associated strategies.
  • To be responsible for the production of budget management reports to enable them to be presented to Budget Managers; Corporate Management Team; Cabinet; and, Overview and Scrutiny Committees in accordance with agreed timescales.
  • To actively engage in the support programme to the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance and Legal) in relation to the annual budget cycle
  • Support the development and implementation of systems, procedures and information processes in order to improve the level of financial support provided to the council.
  • Carry out systematic benchmarking of council services and operations against other service providers, other councils and key performance indicators in order to inform managers and drive up council performance.
  • Contribute to the management of the team of Finance Business Partners and support staff.

To be successful for this Finance Business Partner post you will need to have:

  • Educated to degree or evidence of degree level ability of education through work experience and relevant experience of working in a financial services environment at a higher level
  • Membership of appropriate professional body (CCAB or AAT) or equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Up to date working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, standards and core disciplines of work areas; medium and long term planning, budget preparation and monitoring, service costing and SeRCOP, fees and charges, variance analysis.

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