Assistant Finance Business Partner

The Finance Business Partner will be a key member of the finance team, contributing to the development and delivery of a finance strategy and embedding a frontline business partnering service to support budget holders and help drive strategic change.

Reporting to the Head of Finance & HR, you will provide financial advice and guidance across the organisation, prepare and enhance financial reporting, and play an active role in monitoring and controlling the annual budget.

Salary: Circa £37k - £39k, depending on experience

The ideal candidate will be:

A qualified or part-qualified accountant who relishes variety in their role

Highly customer-focused and influential

Excited about working in a dynamic environment and supporting organisational change

Proactive in generating creative ideas and solutions, and driving process improvements

Flexible and adaptable in approach

Qualifications And Experience:

ACA/ACCA/CIMA part qualified or qualified

Experience of ledger management and reconciliations

Experience of charity accounting and statutory accounts preparation under SORP reporting requirements

Strong experience of budget monitoring and control

Hours: 40 per week, normally 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

The working hours are currently under review with a view to reducing them in the near future. Currently operating a hybrid working policy with 60% in the office and 40% remotely, which is reviewed periodically.

Holiday: 28 days in the first year, including bank holidays, rising with length of service thereafter.

In addition, a noncontractual operational closure period for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.

Key Responsibilities:

Build and maintain influential and collaborative relationships with managers, acting as an internal partner to support tactical and strategic business decisions and promote business improvements, value for money and cost reduction

Work with the Head of Finance & HR to enhance management reporting and undertake commercial analysis in order to identify opportunities to reduce our cost base and/or increase income

Monitor cash flow and prepare monthly cash flow forecasts

Provide accurate, reliable and timely financial information including monthly management accounts, termly forecasts, budget-holder reports and project reporting

Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, and the ongoing monitoring of actual and forecast financial performance

Work closely with the Development team to support the preparation of fundraising budgets, donor reporting and funds management, ensuring funds are correctly designated are restrictions are observed

Support the accurate and timely preparation of financial reporting for external bodies

Support the preparation and production of annual financial statements and subsequent audit

Oversee the effective operation of month end accounting processes and close Support the Registry Manager to ensure income records are up to date and accurate, including receipts from student loan companies and DaDA awards

Take responsibility for the monthly or quarterly reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts

Review and authorise the weekly supplier payment run

Support Head of Finance in preparation of the quarterly VAT returns, in accordance with agreed partial exemption methodology

Support the implementation and development of finance systems

Be responsible for monthly payroll and pensions processes ensuring payments are made on time

Ensure the timely administration and submission of employee and freelancer statutory reporting responsibilities including ongoing and year-end HMRC requirements and returns

Support the enhancement of an effective internal control environment

Ensure compliance with government, legislative, charity and internal policies and procedures

Attend and minute Finance and Planning Committee meetings

We-Talent Group Ltd is acting as both an employment business and employment agency.

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London, England, UK