Senior Finance Business Partner

  • Job Reference: 0000012339
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
  • Salary: £48,538 to £61,176
  • Bonus/Benefits: Enhanced Pension & Holdiays
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permenant
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

SENIOR FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER
Location: Leicester

Our client a successful growing group are looking to recruit an Experienced Qualified Accountant to join their small friend team.

The Role:
Lead on management of budgets for all allocated units
Prepare and produce monthly monitoring reports for key budget holders with support from Finance Partners
Prepare and produce other monthly reports, reconciliations and returns for the Financial Controller, including but not limited to cashflow, bank and payroll reconciliations
Provide financial advice at a strategic level for Leadership Teams and Directors to make informed financial decisions
Line manage team of Finance Partners, ensuring they work closely with allocated units and their budget holders to ensure financial information is provided and discussed on a timely and accurate basis
Support the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Financial Controller with the completion of the annual accounts and prepare all related documentation for the organisation as appropriate
Develop and train all new finance staff on the Fianance system
Monitor Central Processing Team (consisting of six) to ensure purchase orders are raised and all invoices are processed efficiently
Ensure effective management and reporting of debtors and creditors
Support delivery of actions from both external and internal audit plans
Undertake bi-annual internal scrutiny reviews on behalf of the Trust’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Committee
Ensure safe custody of all cash within units in the postholder’s portfolio
Work with the premises and IT teams to ensure an up-to-date fixed asset register is maintained so that it ensures accurate financial reporting internally and externally
Support the CFO to ensure the financial regulations applied within the Trust are current, fit for purpose and observed by all, ensuring that value for money is being obtained through transparent purchasing processes
Work with the CFO to conduct financial due diligence on units that could potentially join the Trust
Produce relevant paperwork for meetings
Attend relevant finance and external meetings in absence of the CFO
Ad hoc tasks and projects as requested by the CFO


The Person:
Professional membership of a CCAB institute (e.g. ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA) or CIMA + relevant post qualification experience
Experience of supervising staff
Ability to interpret and handle complex financial data
Experience of using financial systems and Advanced Excel skills
Driving licence and access to a car

The Package:
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Hybrid working (the role works across multiple locations including being home based
Salary £48,000 to £61,000
23% Employer 8% Employee Pension
28 + 8 days holiday