Finance Business Partner

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £18.17 per hour
Published 11 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald
Job ref NIC0000745_1569340545

Job description

Grafton Recruitment are working in partnership with a large public sector organisation to recruit a temporary Finance Business Partner to start ASAP for a duration of 3 Months (initially)

Pay rate: 0-12 week's £18.17 per hour

13+ week's £18.17 per hour

Location: Belfast, BT1

Hours: Mon - Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm)

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must be qualified with a recognised accountancy body (ACA,ACCA,CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent) AND have 2 years' experience in a financial management role within the public sector.


    Applicants must be part qualified* with a recognised accountancy body (ACA,ACCA,CIMA, CIPFA or equivalent) AND have 3 years' experience in a financial management role within the public sector.

  • Experience of financial planning for an organisation with an annual budget exceeding £10m.
  • Experience of using and maintaining an integrated computer based accounting system.
  • Evidence of a successful track record of preparing financial plans and financial reports to a wide range of stakeholders.


Leadership and Management

  • To provide leadership, guidance and direction to the line managed staff to drive performance to deliver against the strategic goals of the College.
  • To participate in the recruitment and selection of staff, in line with relevant College policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all staff within the function are working efficiently and effectively. To conduct staff appraisals, evaluate training needs, and where necessary to challenge under performance and support improvement through the application of College procedures.
  • Ensure the service delivery meets and/or exceeds requirements for all internal and external quality assessments and inspections.
  • To be accountable for setting targets, establishing and implementing performance management systems to monitor achievement of targets against agreed KPIs and operational plans.
  • To commit to excellence in performance management and participation in continuous improvement activities by all support staff.

Financial Planning

  • Work closely with the Group Management Accountant to prepare the College financial plans, including the 3 year rolling financial plan (Income & Expenditure, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statements) with a specific focus on the annual financial plan.
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate corporate financial plans and forecasts highlighting potential opportunities and risks at College level.
  • Assist the Group Management Accountant in the development and management of annual budgetary timetable, processes, and end user guidelines, continuously improving the budget setting process and accuracy of budget profiling.
  • Develop and roll out budget templates and manage the returns and quality assurance process.

Financial Management & Budgetary Control

  • Oversee the upload and maintenance of budgets at cost centre level on the College accounting system.
  • Assist with the ongoing development and roll out of the College's framework for budgetary control.
  • Oversee the distribution of timely and accurate budget holder reports and financial advice to all budget holders.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and professional accounting standards.
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of information to support the annual accounts preparation process.
  • Undertake financial impact assessments relating to changes in new legislative or service initiatives.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports to a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation including for example Department for the Economy (DfE) and the College Governing Body.
  • Promotion of the concept of value for money and continuous improvement of financial management within the college.

For full job description, please submit your interest.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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