Finance Business Partner

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Business Partner to join Essex County Council on a permanent basis.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual be an anywhere worker and work full remotely.

The Opportunity

This role is responsible for delivering high quality financial advice within a service area, proactive in providing comprehensive support and innovative advice to all levels of management and Members across the finance elements, including budget setting, budget planning and project support.

Proficient analytical skills will be key to interpreting financial results for the business whilst influencing more robust decision making by evidencing greater awareness and understanding the impact of decisions on costs and risks.

An experienced financial expert, building strong relationships with internal and external partners will maximise the opportunity to influence stakeholders and partners and contribute fully as a member of management forums. Work collaboratively in supporting delivery of efficiency improvements and cost reduction plans across the Council providing high quality advice and direction on financial strategies, policy, standards and practices to achieve strategic objectives

Accountabilities

  • Responsible for supporting the business by understanding all the financial assets, liabilities and priorities for a business operation (revenue, capital, funding streams & debt) & present options to senior managers to drive change and improve efficiency to meet strategic objectives.
  • Responsible for partnering and supporting Service Directors and stakeholders to carry out financial performance management, pricing and investment analysis. In addition, support the business planning process by advising senior managers and supporting the maximisation of external funding to the Council.
  • Accountable for supporting business development by using insightful predictive analytics, optimising financial modelling and commercial acumen.
  • Support cross organisational projects and ensure the best commercial & value considerations to drive transparent and robust decision making. This support will involve detailed analysis and interpretation in communicating financial and performance data to support evidence-based decisions.
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Finance Business Partners and Management Accountants in the development and review of financial policy and plans ensuring they reflect the Council’s strategic objectives and promote continuous improvement
  • Responsible for promoting delivery of value for money services, as evidenced by benchmarked cost driver comparators to analyse financial trends and drive efficiencies. Develop networks with best in class peers.
  • Support timely preparation of robust business cases & decision making documents by quantifying associated costs, benefits, risks and funding solutions, being solely accountable for the financial implications
  • Responsible for compliance with financial regulations and professional accounting standards and financial impact assessments relating to changes in legislation or service initiatives

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Full CCAB / CIMA qualification with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Experience in application of financial management and financial frameworks - preferably public sector, through a full financial cycle.
  • Excellent communication skills to influence a wide range of stakeholders and aware of the political environment in which this role operates
  • Evidence of identifying improvements in financial systems and processes with a strong delivery and performance focus
  • Experience of supporting the evaluation of innovative and effective means of financing the delivery of services. Evidence of providing financial advice to inform decision making
  • Demonstrate experience of establishing credibility and contributing effectively with management teams and wider multi-disciplinary networks.
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards Demonstrate experience of working with senior managers, working
  • Demonstrate experience of working with senior managers, working within and supporting multi-disciplinary teams to achieve service outcomes

How to Apply

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed, or would love to find out more information, either

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  • Contact Matt Byrne Fraser on
  • Email your CV to

About Spencer Clarke Group

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge in Accountancy and Finance and will also provide expert career advice along the way.

When you join us, you will receive:

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £350* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Matt Byrne Fraser on remembering to include your details as well.

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Posted
05/01/2022
Location
Chelmsford, England, UK