Senior Finance Business Partner

Gravitas Recruitment Group
29 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
1Role Summary

*To lead the financial business partnering service to the organisation.
*To be responsible for providing the business partnering service to the commercial aspects of the business.
*To be responsible for the business partnering service to the subsidiary companies
*To act as the conduit between finance and operational areas of the business to create a fuller understanding of costs, performance and opportunities for business improvement and efficiencies.
*To ensure the finance function has continuous improvement embedded within its "business as usual" operations and to ensure finance processes are efficient and effective

2Financial Statements

*To assist in the production of the annual financial statements,
*To lead on the production of the monthly management information, in line with the needs of the business.
*To assist with the consolidation of the group accounts, and the production of accounts for each of the group organisations
*To assist with the annual external audit and to contribute to the internal audit programme as required
*Production of the working paper files for audit

3Balance Sheet

*To ensure month end and quarter end deadlines are met
*To ensure any capital transactions are highlighted to the capital accountant inline with the finance team deadlines, for them to deal with
*To oversee the relevant monthly reconciliations undertaken by the management accountant, to include accruals, pre-payments and deferred income
*To ensure all control / holding codes are cleared on a monthly basis where relevant to the management accountant role
*Ensure intercompany transactions are recorded correctly


*Analysis of transactions requiring recoding, investigate causes and resolve any issues
*Ensure knowledge of the financial systems of the organisation is up to date, to include SUN systems, Q&A and RAM
*To work with the systems accountant to ensure all processes are digital where feasible
*To work with the Systems Accountant to develop and maintain financial reporting to be in line with best practice and the needs of budget holders

5Budget Holder Support

*To work with budget holders to better understand and report operational performance within the financial reporting framework. To link costs with operational performance to better understand productivity.
*To assist budget holders in the accurate compilation and monitoring of capital and revenue budgets
*To support budget holders with Business Performance Reporting to ensure that regular financial reporting is supported by accurate and meaningful financial commentary.
*To ensure accurate links between financial and KPI reporting.
*To support for budget holders in variance analysis
*Provision of training for budget holders when required
*Provide budget holders with support on financial tender evaluation
*Provide budget holders with support to prepare financial information for external tender and bid submissions

6Financial Reporting

*Assist the Financial Controller with the compilation of information for Funders, HCA and others to agreed timescales.
*Assist the Financial Controller with the completion of industry regulatory returns.
*To lead on the completion of benchmarking returns and subsequent analysis and provision of recommendations to the business

7Financial Forecasting, Analysis and Modelling

*To work with the budget holders to produce monthly financial forecasts
*Provision of forecast modelling in relation to staffing and other complex cost categories to assist budget holders
*Assist budget holders in the preparation and review of financial information for business cases
*To provide financial appraisal and analysis for all projects and developments as and when required
*Analyse monthly management accounts, benchmarking information and year end accounts and make recommendations to budget holders in relation to cost efficiencies and financial management

8Budget Setting

*Lead in the compilation of budgets to cover all of Raven's activities
*Assist in the preparation of information to update the Trust's business plan
*To ensure the areas of business responsibility are accurately recorded in the financial business plan
*To co-ordinate the overall organisational budget
*Lead on the annual budget setting process


*To work with budget holders to produce monthly accurate cashflow reporting for areas where there is high expenditure or volatility


*To be responsible for the annual review of service charges and rent levels
*To provide recommendations on annual changes to the rent and service charges made
*To oversee the regular review our cost recovery processes to ensure they are efficient and effective
*To ensure Raven maintain's a cost apportionment methodology, updating it to ensure it reflects current business practices and allows for full cost recovery


*To lead on providing financial support to the commercial aspects of the business
*To lead on embedding commercial analysis and review within the business partnering team
*To be responsible for ensuring processes are in place to ensure the organisation maximises its commercial opportunities from a financial perspective

12Finance KPIs

*To assist the finance team deliver its KPIs
*Assist in the development and review of finance team KPIs


1.Professional Support
*To provide cover for other posts within the department.
*Complete ad hoc projects as can be reasonably expected within the post holder's remit
*Research technical accounting issues to ensure the finance team are compliant and up to date with the most recent changes in the sector

2.Risk Management
*To regularly review the risks in the areas of the business for which the post holder is responsible. To report any changes to the level or likelihood of risk, and take necessary action in accordance with the Risk Management strategy, and the system of internal assurance.