House of Commons

Senior Finance Business Partner

Location
Hybrid (on-site and remote)
Salary
£56,180 - £66,497 per annum
Posted
14 May 2024
Closes
22 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Sector
Public sector
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Senior Finance Business Partner

Positions: 1
Band / Grade: A2
Salary: £56,180 - £66,497 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Location: Hybrid (on-site and remote)
Leave entitlement: Starting at 30 days per annum, pro-rata
Closing Date: 22nd May 2024 at 23:55

Interview Date(s): Interviews are planned for week commencing 1st June 2024

House of Commons

The House of Commons a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system. 

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Staff Benefits

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including: 

  • 30 days’ annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year). 
  • Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%. 
  • Access to training and development. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan. 

Introduction 

The Finance, Portfolio and Performance (FPP) team is critical to supporting a thriving Parliamentary democracy. We play a leading role in delivering the House of Commons’ Strategy and corporate priorities through business and financial planning, analysing performance, and supporting the delivery of projects and programmes across Parliament. Equally important are the financial services, systems, accounting, reporting and Members’ services that we provide to keep the House of Commons Service working effectively and efficiently on a day-to-day basis.

The Finance Business Partnering Team will lead on building strong relationships within the organisation to influence and enable effective financial management, ensuring that finance and public value are at the heart of decision making. The relationships they create will facilitate constructive challenge of the business and bridge into other areas of finance, including the central financial management team and project management.

Most recently, the finance team has gone through a process of change, this involved the move from a localised structure of the Finance Business Partnering function to an Enterprise Model (Central), with the ambition of standardising reporting, processes and controls across the entire function and “level up” performance, this role is pivotal for the realisation of the defined benefits expected from the recent change

The Role 

The role will require strong communication as well as strategic planning, reporting and analysis skills. Activities will include; facilitating and challenging long-term planning, budgeting, forecasting; analysis and communication of financial data and reports; supporting and challenging investment appraisals and business cases; supporting commercial activity and enabling the business to find solutions to address complex business queries.

Senior Finance Business Partners are business experts with strong interpersonal relationships. They understand the business and are able translate and present complex financial information clearly. They provide valuable financial advice, challenge and support, strategic insight and business solutions often to Directors and other budget holders. They take on larger or more complex areas and with a focus on business cases

Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Oversight of team members and other’s work, and developing leadership skills within and across teams. Motivating and developing staff, embedding principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, and ensuring that the team makes a significant, positive contribution to the achievement of vision and business goals
  • Building and maintaining key relationships, in particular developing trust and rapport. This includes managing expectation of senior managers and stakeholders.
  • Providing specialist financial advice – engaging with experts on behalf of the business and providing advice on key financial planning, processes and budget setting. Supporting the development and implementation of credible financial plans that are consistent with the department performance and activity plans. Oversee the monthly financial forecasting and reporting exercises providing robust analysis, challenge and accurate reporting

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role you will:

  • hold a professional finance qualification (CCAB or equivalent)
  • be a confident communicator, comfortable with advising and challenging senior business leaders, including the ability to put complex financial issues into layman’s terms for non-specialist audiences.
  • have an ability to influence at all levels of the business hierarchy, using logical persuasion and consensus building within groups.
  • demonstrate leadership, and the ability to motivate and develop a diverse finance team and promote excellence
  • be highly proficient in using and interpreting data and analytics to support analysis and decision making, identifying gaps in data and reporting and working with colleagues to develop additional reporting as required

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below. 

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