Senior Finance Business Partner

St Albans, St Albans

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: FBP151220RT_1608053561
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-12-15
  • Location: St Albans, St Albans
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-13
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Social Care Recruitment are working along side St Albans City and District Council in the recruitment of Senior Finance Business Partner. This position is to start immediately, on a full time, ongoing basis.

Job Purpose:

To lead on the provision of financial planning, budget monitoring and other financial services for designated services. To support the Business Partnering Manager in the provision of a full range of professional support services to Councillors and senior managers, leading on key areas of activity as appropriate.


  • Provide high level financial advice and information, contributing to overall strategic and operational developments in a range of designated services. Examples of such designated services/responsibilities include:
  1. Budget Planning and Monitoring in relation to revenue and capital
  2. Financial evaluations
  3. Financial research and policy development
  4. 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 bench marking 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.
  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the purpose and grade of the post as may

Occasional home working is an option for this role.

The successful candidate will be expected to work additional hours to complete the year end tasks.

If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications then please submit your CV.

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