Head of Finance Business Partnering

Recruiter
Ackerman Pierce Ltd
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jul 2024
Closes
07 Aug 2024
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Accountancy
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Ackerman Pierce is actively seeking a Head of Finance Business Partnering to join their team within London. This exciting opportunity, initially for a 6–month term, comes with the potential for extension based on performance and internal circumstances.

Candidates with Local Authority experience will be given preference.

Hyrid Working

Duties for role

  • Each Head of Finance Business Partnering is responsible for leading and implementing the business partnering function for the specified service area. They will act as a partner with the service leadership teams to develop,
  • challenge and support service plans and project delivery and take responsibility for managing and reporting on operational performance for the business partnering team.
  • The post–holder's primary activity is to ensure the provision of an effective Business Partnering function across all authorities which will challenge the status quo and work in partnership with services to develop new delivery models to deliver significant cost savings and maximise the outcomes for residents.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To proactively lead the financial advice and support within Business Partnering, particularly with reference to delivering savings and maximising service outcomes to residents.
  • To ensure that financial information is relevant and balanced and is received by decision–takers at the appropriate level and in the appropriate form.
  • To proactively identify areas of weak financial management, risks and pressures and to work with the relevant service to improve them
  • To work with directors and senior stakeholders to ensure they have the information and tools and develop the skills
  • to manage their finances themselves.
  • To lead, manage and motivate staff through excellent communication, professional guidance, support and development in accordance with the council's policies and procedures.
  • To be customer–focussed and to develop self–service underpinned by reducing finance support.
  • To collaborate with stakeholders to proactively identify areas where finance can add value, including in particular better use of financial data analytics.
  • Contributes to the development and monitoring of service level agreements, KPIs, defining respective roles and responsibilities and quality service delivery.

For more details about this Head of Finance Business Partnering role or similar vacancies in London, feel free to reach out to Ollie Barrett or submit your updated CV via email.

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