Finance Business Partner
FPSG are working in close partnership with a major Public Sector client in Liverpool. The role is a contract Finance Business Partner position covering an initial period of 9-12 months.
Support and challenge budget holders and managers to ensure appropriate decisions are made using relevant and robust financial information (including assisting in the development of proposals and business cases)
Understand potential risks to the client's budget/forecast, escalate these as required, and identify mitigating actions to resolve these
Ensure that the client achieves maximum benefit from its resources, ensuring the right balance between economy, efficiency and effectiveness (including proactively identifying opportunities to improve this, and influencing budget managers and holders to implement these)
Ensure there is accurate and timely actual and forecast financial information developed and reported within the Business, including to Board, the senior management team, Directorate management teams, and project boards
Work with the wider finance team to ensure accounts are updated as appropriate and business knowledge is shared within the team as appropriate
Facilitate the annual budget process, ensuring credible budgets are developed that withstand scrutiny by SMT and the Board and its committees that are supported by a clear audit trail
Ensure operational and project teams understand and are challenged upon their use of resources to meet demand, performance targets and business plan priorities
Support the operations teams in the development and challenge of operational workforce planning models to meet expected demand for services, including use of activity based costing techniques where appropriate
Provide cover for other finance business partners where necessary
Must be a qualified member of a CCAB accounting body or CIMA, or be part-qualified and making progress towards the achievement of this.
Experience supporting and challenging budget holders/managers in a similar finance business partnering role
Ability to explain financial information to non-financial audiences, and to support the financial assessment of proposals to aid decision making
Activity based costing experience preferred
To apply for this position, please send an updated version of your CV via the "APPLY NOW" link on this page.
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