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        Finance Business Partner

        Job number IS-FBP-E

        Salary

        £42,000 - £49,000

        Sector

        Education

        Function

        Finance

        Location

        Sutton

        Job Type

        Permanent

        My client is a specialist education provider supporting schools across London and South England.

        As a Finance Business Partner, you will play a crucial role in supporting budget holders in their financial and strategic decision making. Working with a team of Assistant Finance Business Partners you will be responsible for the month end reporting cycle, periodic forecasting and yearly budget setting. Supporting a Regional Finance Business Partner, you will help translate financial information into insightful commentaries, and provide input into benchmarking, dashboarding and financial modelling as required.

        Key areas of responsibilities:

        • Lead and manage a team of Assistant Finance Business Partners and Finance Officers, including performance management, development, succession planning, sickness monitoring, etc.
        • Lead the preparation of monthly management accounts pack (including income & expenditure, and balance sheet) to regular deadlines; specific duties will include: approve monthly journals, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, income analysis and inter-company recharges.
        • To actively collaboration with the wider finance team to maintain and champion the integrity of financial information, specifically purchase ledger for supplier invoices, commitments, expenses and petty cash; procurement for contracts; and assets accountant for capital expenditure and maintaining fixed assets.
        • To support and enable budget holders with budget management, exercising considerable judgement, in particular with Principals, School Business Managers HR and staffing resources, to problem solve where

        Who are we looking for?

        • A formally qualified, part qualified or qualified by experience accountant with relevant experience of financial accounting gained in a large, complex organisation (this could be commercial, Not-for-Profit or practice)
        • Good communication and interpersonal skills both written and oral, able to communicate effectively with finance professionals, senior management and trustees, and non-accountants to achieve cooperation and results
        • Ability to manipulate data, analyse information, identify anomalies and extract pertinent information. Excellent attention to detail

        My client offers hybrid working with established training and team practices to ensure full support and engagement at all times.

        If you are looking to develop your career in not-for-profit finance or change sectors, then this is the position for you.

        To apply for this position, email Iain Slinn at iainslinn@allenlane.co.uk or to discuss further call 07540 637439.

        If you are interested in other finance roles within the education sector, please view our latest jobs.

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