Senior Finance Business Partner

The Trussell Trust
United Kingdom
13 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Job Title
Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Finance Business Partner is responsible for providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reporting to business strategies and works to improve the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance. Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams to support their decision making on current and future plans through the delivery of insight and challenge into the efficacy of spend decisions, utilising commercial acumen in addition to technical and financial analytical ability.

The role is an integral part of a team of twelve which aims to provide quality information and a compliant service to support strategic decision making and builds a solid foundation for an evolving organisation. The successful postholder fosters a culture of collaboration, transparency, service, and expertise

Role responsibilities

To build a motivated and high performing Business Partner team, that consistently delivers accurate, timely and insightful Management Information for the Senior Leadership Group and Trustees for the purpose of decision making.
Oversee the Finance and Public Engagement partnership and reporting framework. This includes compliant, accurate and timely reporting on restricted, designated, and unrestricted funds.
The development and implementation of integrated reporting across the organisation via Strategic Board. This includes working with the Strategy team to develop objectives and key results and financial monitoring against strategic aims.
To work with the Finance Operations Manager to optimise the integrity and functionality of the Finance System (XLedger).
Responsible for the annual finance cycle including submitting the budget for the approval and sign off by the Board of Trustees and to develop, implement and produce a rolling budget and forecasting process aligned to the Trust's strategy.

Person Specification

Technical skills and minimum knowledge:

Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CiPFA or equivalent formal qualification).
Commercial acumen & strong negotiating skills.
Demonstrate ability of managing complex projects in a fast–paced environment.
Confidence in team planning, leadership and people management and decision making.

Behaviours and competencies:

Demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Trussell Trust.
Relishes working in a rapidly changing environment and is comfortable proposing, justifying, initiating, and implementing change.
Effective communication skills; diplomatic; effectively builds rapport with individuals and groups; presents information accessibly and in a format appropriate to the audience.
Role model inclusive behaviour and leadership.
Works with others as one team, actively collaborating to achieve a shared vision. Builds relationships across the Trust, sharing information and expertise.
Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially– excluded backgrounds

Key Stakeholders

Senior Leadership Group
Director of Public Engagement
Director of Corporate Services
Head of Strategic Intelligence
Head of Strategic Programme Management
Head of Finance and Facilities
Finance and Facilities Team

Our Values

The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks. It is founded on and shaped by Christian principles.

Our values of dignity, justice, compassion and community, are central to all that we do and therefore supports our aim to be an organisation where the diversity of all employees is valued. We welcome people of all faiths and none and those that are committed to these values.

We recognise that we have under–represented groups within our workforce. As part of our commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity we are actively encouraging applications from under–represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re–entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long–term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions and those with a lived experience of poverty as well as any other under–represented group in our workforce. We are committed ensuring the safety and protection of our employees from all forms of harm.

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