Finance Business Partner
Tower Hill/London - (in the next 10 months our office will move to Stratford)
£49,204 – £53,672 pa
Permanent/Full time (37.5 hours per week)
If you are a qualified finance professional with a desire to develop your career in financial accounting then this is a fantastic opportunity to join the St Mungo’s Finance team in the role of Finance Business Partner.
Working as part of a team of eight you will be responsible for supporting operations and central services managers in understanding and interpreting their financial results. As a Housing Association and a homeless charity our clients and their access to safe and effective services is at the heart of what we do. Ensuring our operations managers have the information at hand to make informed financial business decisions is core to this. Key responsibilities will include:
Preparation and interpretation of monthly management accounts.
Complete St Mungo’s budget setting, forecast and management accounting activities.
Provide finance support to Operations and Central management by providing timely and accurate reports, meaningful commentary and advice.
Support the new business team on contract bidding by working with operational leads to develop service costings.
Contribute to the continuous improvement of the finance team’s procedures and processes
Line management of an Assistant Finance Business Partner.
You will be CCAB qualified and will have either managed or played a significant role in the preparation of management accounts for a provider of low margin services to public sector bodies. You will have experience of using finance software to interpret financial performance, strong data analytical skills, and be able to write clear and concise reports tailored to the needs of financial and non-financial individuals.
Good analytical, influencing and negotiation skills are essential as you will be supporting Operations teams in preparing and renegotiating for the renewal of existing contracts. You will be happy working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
You will be a strong team member supporting the wider finance team in the review and development of policies, procedures and systems to meet changing business needs. You will also be able to train the wider organisation in financial practices.
If you believe that you have the skills, knowledge and drive that we are looking for, and a passion for working for a charity that makes a real difference to the lives of homeless people, we would love to hear from you.
To find out more and apply please visit the St Mungo’s careers page
Closing date: 10am. Friday 20 September 2019
Interview dates: 30 September-1 October 2018
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at this level.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
Are you available on the interim market for a new opportunity in London? Do you enjoy working for an organisation that enables you to work directly with senior leaders?
Robertson Bell Finance are currently supporting a prestigious organisation in London in the search for an interim Finance Business Partner to join the team on a 3 month contract basis.
Working closely with the Head of Finance, the role will play a key role within the finance department in ensuring insightful financial reports to support quality decision making. Key responsibilities include:
- Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on the organisations preservation projects.
- Providing effective procedures to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered.
- Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams.
- Carry out monthly and quarterly variance analysis for the organisation.
- Carry out analysis of the actuals to spot trends and identify opportunities for income growth and cost savings.
We are looking for an individual with strong business partnering experience in a fast paced environment. Ideally you will be fully qualified (ACA, ACCA or CIMA), although we are welcoming applications from part qualified accountants with extensive experience in a similar role. You will have the ability to build strong relationships at all levels within the organisation and advice on project budgeting techniques.
This is an urgent interim role and applications will therefore be reviewed on an ongoing basis. This is an organisation who would stand out on any CV, so do not delay in applying.
We are looking for a finance professional to join our client’s senior management team, as Head of Finance and Resources.
Salary: circa £55k depending on experience
Hours: Full time 35 hours, flexible working opportunities available
As a member of the senior management team, the Head of Finance and Resources will share in taking corporate responsibility for the strategic direction, leadership and operational management of the organisation.
You will work towards achieving the organisation’s financial strategy, advise the Board, Chief Executive and SMT on all financial matters in order to maximize financial performance.
You will also be responsible for the organisation’s resources and leading the Finance, Facilities, Information Technology, administrative and general operational functions.
You will have previous experience within a management role, effective at managing both staff and resources.
Ideally you will have worked within a charitable organisation with knowledge of charity law, with a proven track record of preparing statutory accounts, management accounts and financial reports.
You will be CCAB qualified and have Strong financial management skills and ability (including SORP)
About our client
Our client is a leading national charity offering a friendly working environment and generous work life balance policies. They are proud of their range of policies to support staff, which include working at home, part time working, job sharing, generous annual leave and a pension scheme.
You may also have experience in areas such as Finance Manager, Finance Officer, Senior Finance, Resources Manager, Finance, Finance Director etc.
- Key role within the organisation, working closely with non-finance
- Arts education organisation with fantastic history and alumni
About Our Client
Central (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) is a specialist higher education conservatoire based in North London. There is an impressive roll of alumni from Central, many who frequently star in TV, theatre, film and festivals all around the world. The school offers education and training over a range of these areas and within particular specialisms: performance (acting, voice, movement); creative, design and production (theatre practice); and applied theatre. The Deputy Head of Finance will report into the Head of Finance and support organisational leaders within all of these fields, as well as service areas too.
- Provide effective financial management, budgeting and forecasting to budget holders across the organisation, including detailed analysis.
- Lead, manage and motivate the finance team and promote collaboration across all services teams
- Lead on all internal and external reporting, alongside the Head of Finance and ensure all funding requirements and compliance is met
- Liaise effectively with external auditors
- Support the Head of Finance with annual budget setting process
- Drive continuous improvement across the finance team within service delivery, processes and systems
- Support the Head of Finance in long term financial planning for the organisation
- Support all costing, pricing and data analysis for research funding bids
- Oversee and drive strong financial control across the organisation
The Successful Applicant
As a suitable applicant, you will be a fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent) with strong financial management and reporting skills that can be evidenced through experience. Financial analysis, management reporting and forecasting experience as well as excellent communication skills are essential to be able to provide a high level of customer focused support to all staff and in particular, our budget managers.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from men, people with disabilities, LGBT+ as they are currently underrepresented within the finance team and those from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic) backgrounds as they currently underrepresented more widely within Central.
What's on Offer
- Salary - £54,906
- Employer pension contribution of 14% (LGPS)
- Annual Leave 35 days excluding bank holidays
All applications will be reviewed by Joe Harris from Michael Page
Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.
Ref Code: MPCY14037941Z
1 Year Full Time Contract
Salary: £23,000 - 26,000
Team: Finance ad Resources
The Finance Assistant will ensure that all Comic Relief’s suppliers, grantees and staff expenses are paid accurately and in a timely manner.
· Complete supplier, staff and grant payment runs.
· Successfully set up new suppliers on the finance systems and maintaining up to date records.
· Day to day processing of accounts payable transactions with good attention to detail. Perform supplier statement reconciliations to ensure that supplier accounts are up to date and invoices are paid in a timely manner.
· Communicate effectively with suppliers and internal staff on disputes with their accounts and in any queries.
· Manage petty cash advances, check returned receipts, update the finance system and reconcile the cash floats.
· Assisting with month-end and year-end close including journal preparation and bank reconciliations.
· Supporting with audit preparation and collation of data for audit files.
Essential Skills and Competencies:
· Proven working experience as a Finance Assistant or working towards an accounting qualification such as AAT.
· Experience of using Finance systems – Microsoft Dynamics would be desirable
· Customer Service Skills
· Microsoft Office Skills
· Integrity with the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
· Excellent time management – prioritising workload and meeting daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
· Good communication skills to deal with both internal and external stakeholders.
· Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
· A fun, positive and engaged professional who demonstrates initiative and a proactive approach.
To apply, please visit our website via the link and apply online.
Role closes - 12:00pm, 1st Oct 2019 BST (Europe/London)
Do you want to join a small team commited to inspiring children to read and improving their life chances? We are looking for an experienced finance officer to be responsible for managing all aspects of our charity finances. This role has an operational and a strategic aspect – you will be responsible for managing the day to day finances of the organisation, as well as assisting the SMT with setting budgets and long term planning, and supporting the fundraising team with income generation.
Doorstep Library was established in 2010, with the aim of instilling a love of reading for pleasure among disadvantaged children. Our projects are different to other literacy programs because we are home-based, meaning we are able to establish relationships with those families who may face barriers to reading with their children or taking them outside of the home to access services. These are often families that are most in need or socially isolated. With our long-term support not only do we spark the joy of reading for both children and their parents, but families are able to build up their self-confidence and trust in others in the community, towards professionals and the world of education.
Please download the Job Description for much more information on what we do, your role, and the person specification.
Hours – 14 per week.
Contract – 12 months initially with potential to extend.
Salary - £27,032 per annum pro rata, plus 25 days holiday pro rata and 6% pension contribution.
We will be interviewing as applications are received and may close the advert early, so please apply immediately to avoid disappointment. Please apply with a CV and cover letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Finance - International Development Charity - Central London
A large international development charity based in Central London are looking for a Head of Finance to work closely with their Fundraising department. This is a senior management position, looking after a number of direct reports who are finance business partnering with the various parts of the Fundraising team.
We are looking for a fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with experience of:
- Working in the finance department of a large charity
- Experience of finance business partnering with a complex fund-raising department
- Managing a team of accountants
The successful candidate will be:
- Working closely with a number of senior stakeholders across finance and Fundraising departments
- An integral part of shaping the organisations new fundraising strategy
- Reviewing and improving the quality of the management information created by finance
This position is paying between £55,000 and £65,000 plus a fantastic benefits package.
If this Head of Finance position is of interest then please apply now, or if this isn't suitable but you are looking for a new job in the charity and not for profit sector please send an up-to-date copy of your CV to [email protected]
Head of Finance - International Development Charity - Central London
Are you looking to improve and implement business partnering functions in a commercially aware organisation?
Do you want to advance communication from a Finance perspective across the organisation?
Would working for a growing and influential organisation advance your career?
We are recruiting for a commercially aware Finance Business Partner to have key responsibility for:
- Delivering a strong business partnering function to multiple areas across the organisation
- Implement and develop a business partnering function to improve communication from a finance service perspective in line with the developing plans of growth
- Prepare detailed and accurate reports and present to key stakeholders across all levels, including director status
- Provide cost accounting reports and financial modelling in order to forecast and deliver reports to relevant stakeholders
This organisation is a forward thinking and commercially aware charity who improve the lives of thousands across the UK. Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner, this role will work to improve their overall business partnering service from finance and grow in line with the ambitious plans of the organisation.
The successful candidate will:
- Ideally be a part or fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA)
- Have strong knowledge of cost accounting and financial modelling
- Be an advanced excel user
- Have excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively work with senior stakeholders at director level
- Have experience in business partnering and ideally have experience in developing or implementing a business partnering function
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a well-known organisation with exciting plans for the future where this post will be critical in the influential development. Applications are being reviewed daily so please apply now in order to be considered as the role may close early.
Finance Assistant Job paying £25000 per annum on a Permanent basis
Your new company
Your new company is a leading charity providing high impact solutions that meet the needs of all the of the banking community. It is a medium sized organisation with a small sized finance team looking to fill in a finance assistant position.
Your new role
You will be responsible for ensuring that the finance and accounting operating procedures are applied effectively and efficiently. You will also be assisting with the administration of IT services, including the logging and resolution of IT issues and liaising with support providers. Likewise, you will be preparing bank reconciliations and month-end internal control reports as well as maintaining financial and investment records on Sage 50 Accounts, and Excel spreadsheets where necessary. Maintaining and administering the Fixed Asset Register, IT equipment register and control framework including Office 365 is also important for this role.
What you'll need to succeed
You will need to be AAT qualified and have a good understanding of the principles of accounting. General Office and IT administration experience and sound knowledge of Sage 0 Accounts and Microsoft Office Applications is required. Bringing innovation to problem solving and being a highly motivated individual who will take ownership of their role and responsibilities are key attributes for this role.
What you'll get in return
In return, you will be receiving a great competitive salary of £25K per annum. Following a successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, the organisation offers a discretionary bonus of up to a maximum of 15% of annual salary. You will also get a 28 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays. You will have the chance to make a real difference to people struggling in challenging times by joining the team.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
My client is a huge brand in the charity sector and a vital support system to thousands of people in the UK. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Finance Business Partner to take on a key role in the organisation that connects to the heart of what the charity does.
- To be the Finance Business Partner to Services. Leading on the financial planning, business strategy, quarterly forecasts, and financial analysis.
- To oversee and manage the production of insightful monthly, quarterly and annual management reports on financial and commercial performance and plans across Services and clearly identify the issues which matter and the actions that are needed to tackle them.
- Produce statutory accounts and Year End lead schedules and working papers for Services liaising directly with the external auditors.
- Ensure the balance sheets are reconciled with accruals and prepayments agreed with supporting documentation.
- Proactively interpret and interrogate financial data in order to identify key areas of the business for development and performance review. Produce recommendations to the Corporate Directors and operational managers for their planning and decision-making.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with substantial experience of providing budget management support to operational management. They will have the ability to analyse and interpret key financial data for multi-million pound budgets and be accurate, proactive, versatile and personable in their approach. Charity or government experience is desirable, but large multi-site organisation experience is essential.
Finance Business Partner - Large National Charity - City of London
A large national charity and housing association are looking for a fully qualified (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) finance business partner to join their Financial Performance team. As a homeless charity and housing association, it is imperative that the operations managers are well informed, with accurate management information being the key to providing a high quality of service to those in need.
As Finance Business Partner, your key responsibilities will include:
- Preparation and interpretation of monthly management accounts.
- Budgeting, forecasting and other management accounting.
- Provide meaningful financial support to Operations and Central management with timely and accurate reports
- Support the new business team on contract bidding by working with operational leads to develop service costings.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of the finance team's procedures and processes.
This is a full time permanent position with a salary of £48,000 to £52,000 (dependent on experience) plus great benefits
If this Finance Business Partner position is of interest then please apply now, or if this isn't quite right, but you are looking for a new role in the charity and not for profit sector, send through an up to date CV to [email protected]
Finance Business Partner - Large National Charity - City of London
The successful candidate will play a key role in financial planning and fund management for international projects. This position reports to the SMT and you will collaborate with the Financial Controller as well as the global finance team and Project Leads.
The French speaking Finance & Budget Analyst will work directly with the CFO, Financial Controller, and local Finance Managers to support the effective and timely implementation of financial administration procedures.
Specific responsibilities include:
Financial Planning and Budgeting:
- Set-up project budget reports for all new projects;
- prepare and analyse monthly reports and distribute to project teams with recommendations;
- review project budgets with team, discuss analysis, recommendations and key metrics
- prepare and submit donor financial reports;
- monitor and manage cost share for projects when required;
-prepare monthly departmental reports and distribute to managers with appropriate analysis and recommendations;
- assist the CFO with the annual budget process and provide updates as needed to the forecast;
- prepare regular cash flow reports;
- assist with funding proposals as required
- maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise for each donor and in accordance with regulations.
- review transactions for each project to ensure all costs are appropriate;
- monitor transactions for potential irregularities and report potential issues;
- assist the Financial Controller and CFO in designing secure financial systems and processes and ensure these are appropriately implemented;
- support project related audits.
Qualifications and Requirements:
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
- degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related fields, (or equivalent combination of education and work experience)
- Minimum 3 years of accounting and/or financial management experience, preferably in an NGO setting;
- Experience with projects supported by USG, UK Government, EU, European bilateral agencies (e.g., Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France), UN agencies;
- Understanding of donor contracts and budget management
- Excellent data analysis skills;
- Advanced excel skills are essential;
- Willingness to travel internationally for site visits and/or internal audit as required;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- French and/or Arabic is a desirable plus;
Department for International Trade
Salary - £30,561 - £34,173 per annum + £6,826 (fully qualified) / £2,508 (part-qualified) accountancy allowance
The Business Support Centre of Excellence (BSCE) team centralises financial processes, transactions and business support services to help deliver high quality financial processes across DIT. The team provide financial and process support for teams across DIT to help manage and deliver DIT’s budget.
There are 3 roles available.
These roles will work in teams led by the Business Support Lead to provide financial support and undertaking financial processes for the groups within the Department. They will also work closely with the other members of the Centre of Excellence to develop and improve the financial processes within the Department, ensuring they are delivered consistently and according to best practice.
- Together with other team members, undertake all of the financial processes for the appointed areas of DIT. Financial processes include: Requisitioning, receipting, journals, reconciliations, forecasting
- Work with the process leads to develop consistent and best practice for the processes across the Centre of Excellence.
- Be the first point of contact within Finance for budget managers within Groups,
- Build a knowledge of the areas of the Department for which they are responsible, understanding the financial and performance issues and propose ways to improve financial performance
- Line management responsibilities for 1 x EO Finance Officer
- Full study support of your finance qualifications (including AAT, CIMA, CIPFA ACCA and ACA)
- Civil Service pension
- Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home 1 day a week
- A heavy emphasis on CPD including 5 L&D days per year
- Experience of working as part of a team to support organisational objectives
- A high level of attention to detail and quality assurance when undertaking tasks.
- Experience of developing and delivering financial processes
- Experience of undertaking financial processes through and working with Oracle (or equivalent) financial systems
Personal Attributes & Skills
- A commitment to continuous improvement, always looking for new and better ways of doing things.
- Able to deliver to deadlines.
- Ability to prioritise work, and be able to escalate concerns and issues at the appropriate time.
- Demonstrate the confidence, composure and credibility needed to challenge the way activities are delivered.
- Recognise change as an opportunity to deliver efficiency and innovation, identifying opportunities to protect, drive and add value.
For more information about these roles please visit our dedicated Microsite – This link can be sent to you
Deadline for applications: Midnight 15th September
Do you get excited by seeing major construction and redevelopment projects through to completion? Can you build strong relationships and partner with both finance and non finance individuals involved in property development schemes? Are you looking for a role that offers flexibility, progression and a vibrant working environment?
Reporting into the Finance Manager, the key responsibilities of the Finance Business Partner are to:
* Play a key role in the organisation's growth plans by supplying the development, sales and construction departments with expert financial and management accounting services
* Conduct investment appraisals and assess the ongoing viability of a set portfolio of development schemes, providing a full accountancy service for those schemes
* Produce timely and accurate management accounts and provide commentary on key information
* Liaise with key decision makers and budget holders across those departments
* Understand the needs of budget holders and department heads, and working towards building effective working relationships.
On offer is the chance to join an organisation that makes serving the public and helping the community its main goal. Through your involvement in these major projects, your work will directly affect the lives of those who require affordable housing, meaning that the scope of influence here is vast. Flexible working patterns make the role adapt to you and there is a bonus system that has historically rewarded staff generously.
To be considered, you must be:
* A Qualified Accountant with an awareness of project delivery, ideally within a construction environment
* An Advanced Excel User
* An excellent communicator with a history of building strong relationships in a business partnering role.
Applications are now under consideration and the role may close early if suitable candidates are found. Please don't delay your application!
Hours: 35 p/week
Contract type: Fixed-term -till December 2020
Salary Range: £32,000 p/a
Location: London, NW3
Closing Date: 18th September (12:00 BST)
Interviews: w/c 23rd September
Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing. We support our Member Organisations in 150 countries and giving some of their almost 10 million individual Girl Guides and Girl Scouts the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, speak out on issues that are important to them and make changes in their communities and countries.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are seeking a Finance Business Partner to join the Finance Department, a dynamic environment that has an evolving set of responsibilities.
The Finance Business Partner will play a key part in providing financial and management accounting services to meet the needs of staff, volunteers and other stakeholders across the WAGGGS group of entities.
This exciting opportunity will include preparation of balance sheet review/ analysis (including reconciliations), preparation and submission of tax returns.
As a successful candidate, you will be a part qualified accountant of a recognised accountancy institute, such as ACCA & CIMA and have relevant and up-to-date financial accounting expertise, experience and knowledge.
You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability of building & maintaining relationships, with a wide range of stakeholders, especially in cross-cultural settings.
You will be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to work without detailed supervision to high standards, able to use your initiative and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
Furthermore, you will have experience with month-end and year-end procedures along with an eye for detail and ‘can-do’ attitude with previous accounting experience, ideally within the charity sector.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
- 26 days’ annual leave plus public holidays
- Flexible working
- 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution
- Life Assurance
- Season Ticket Loan
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Employee Assisted Programme (EAP)
HOW TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this position, please select the apply button shown to download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV.
We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.
If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.
A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:
We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Additional Keywords: Finance Business Partner, Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant, Bookkeeper, Finance BP, FBP, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Controller, Accounts Supervisor.