Birmingham, West Midlands
£37,300 - £40,248 per year and up to £5,000 accountancy allowance
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Salary - £37,300 - £40,248 + up to £5,000 accountancy allowance

The Government Property Agency’s mission is to provide great places to work for civil servants. We are using our scale and commercial expertise to do this effectively, efficiently and sustainably, helping to support growth in all parts of the UK. We are growing rapidly through acquisition of Government properties from Departments. Turnover has risen from £0.4bn in 20/21 to £1.1bn in 21/22 and it will continue to grow as more properties are transferred and run by GPA. The postholder can be based at any of the GPA locations with Finance presence outside London. GPA has offices in Birmingham, Platform 21, Leeds, The Lateral; Manchester, Piccadilly Gate; Nottingham, Apex Court. Some business travel may be needed in due course when travel restrictions allow. 

The Finance Business Partner (Corporate) will be the main point of contact for finance support for the Corporate Directorates in the GPA. They will monitor expenditure and income, investigate variances, contribute to business cases and play a key role in monthly reporting and annual budget setting.This post is part of the Finance Business Partnering team and will have a wide network of customers across the Corporate Directorates.

The responsibilities of the Finance Business Partner will include

  • Establish and maintain good relationships across the relevant Directorate and the wider GPA Finance function
  • Maintain monthly financial forecasts and accruals, and support quarterly reviews
  • Support the delivery of accurate financial data in a timely manner to enable effective decision making
  • Provide advice on correct financial treatment of income and expenditure
  • Promote continuous improvement by developing and improving project accounting processes and procedures
  • Ensure correct financial governance and stewardship of projects and programmes
  • Play an active role as a member of the wider finance team, contributing expertise in the development of strategies, proposals and ways of working
  • Budget profiling and monthly forecasting
  • Analysing expenditure and providing commentary against budget and forecast and ensuring income recovered
  • Management accounts preparation and provision of board slides
  • Identifying and reporting on financial risk to GPA
  • Ensuring robust financial reporting across projects
  • Business Partnering with non-finance managers in order to develop processes and the understanding of financial requirements
  • Contribute to and provide advice on business cases
  • Developing financial systems alongside other FM Reporting Managers to make processes more user friendly, efficient, effective and robust
  • Possible line Management of Management Accountant

Key Skills & Experience

  • CCAB, or equivalent, qualified or part-qualified with the ability to gain formal CCAB qualifications within a reasonable time
  • A good level of financial reporting experience
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse and interpret significant amounts of financial data
  • Ability to communicate complex matters to a non-financial audience
  • Ability to work well as part of a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong focus on delivering an excellent service to customers
  • Strong organisational skills to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills

To apply for this opportunity, you will be required to produce a supporting statement against the four GPA core values, answering specific role focussed questions. For more information, please apply using the link, or contact Michael Swinburn or Jack White at our retained search agent, Robertson Bell.

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Posted on: 17 September 2021
Closed date: 03 October 2021
Job ref: RB17686
Tags: Finance