Head of Finance Business Partnering - WMCA

SF Group
Birmingham, UK
£65000 - £75000/annum
18 Aug 2020
22 Sep 2020
Job role
Head of finance
Experience level
SF Recruitment are working in Partnership with The West Midlands Combined Authority during an exciting period of change. As part of this transformation they have created a brand new Head of Business Partnering role that will be a pivotal senior appointment in the development of the organisation and the journey it is embarking on. This role will report directly to the Finance Director and will play a key role within the senior management team.

As the Head of Business Partnering you will shape, lead and inspire the business partnering team towards delivering world class strategic and commercial support. You will work closely with the business to both advise and challenge the development and delivery of WMCA objectives.
You will ensure the WMCA Finance Business Partner team are suitably equipped to operate in a senior capacity at the heart of the service area, allowing the financial implications of decisions to be optimized; with current risks, issues and opportunities fully reflected in financial plans and reported in real time.

In addition to this you will work closely with the Finance Director to ensure the organisation delivers its objectives at pace, with agility and innovation as well as enabling them to proactively secure future funding. You will build strong relationships across the business with key stakeholders and be able to challenge the status quo, but without conflict.
To be considered for this role you will be an experienced qualified accountant with a true business partnering background. You will be innovative and possess real leadership qualities, as well as excellent communications skills. Most importantly though you will be passionate about our community and making a difference to people within it.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to work for an organisation that is helping the West Midlands to thrive. It comes at a unique time within the Authorities development and will offer the successful candidate a challenging yet highly fulfilling opportunity.

The West Midlands is one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2 ; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry. The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and the WMCA are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.

Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living. We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader. In order to do that, they will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced. There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games. These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.

The West Midlands is a region which is resilient and innovative, and WMCA is building the future, with a shared vision of a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands - a fast-growing global force with huge potential and ambition. Everyone who works there plays their part in this success story and they're all determined to use their unique role to deliver lasting change across our region. Come and join the West Midlands Combined Authority; be part of Building the Future.

Closing Date 31st August - Previous Applicants need not apply