Finance Business Partner
Akton Resourcing are looking for an experienced Finance Business Partner to join the Bracknell Forest Council on an initial 3-month contract.
Provide high quality financial advice and support to a Directorate Management Team, the Executive Director and other Assistant Directors and Members on all matters relating to operations under their control in order that they can properly manage their financial affairs.
Work closely with a Directorate to understand their challenges and issues and use this understanding to provide them with relevant and timely professional financial advice.
Understand the issues facing a particular Directorate in terms of service delivery and work with the Delivery Support Manager to ensure that the financial support available from the Accountancy Support Pool meets that requirement
Keep abreast of the changes in service requirements for a Directorate and plan the personal and functional support required to best support delivery of those changes
Work with Directorate Management teams on their key transformation plans and programmes of work and provide appropriate support, challenge and leadership on the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives as required and specifically in relation to benefits realisation.
To be the lead financial advisor to an Executive Director, Members, Assistant Directors and external groups, ensuring that the Directorate is fully informed and advised of key issues including new legislation, policy and guidance and related corporate and other Directorate initiatives and providing strategic support and challenge as necessary to ensure revenue and capital budgets are being effectively managed.
Responsible for planning and leading complex projects for a Directorate, including analysing the financial and non-financial implications of changes in the law, policies and strategies and making recommendations to improve financial performance and value for money to the Executive Director, Assistant Directors, other senior managers and Members.
Assess and document financial implications for reports covering a Directorate's services, ensuring they are clear and brought to the attention of Members, Executive Director, Director: Resources, and Assistant Directors.
In depth knowledge of local authority accounting guidance and practice.
Substantial experience of working in a finance section in a Public Sector Organisation at a senior level.
Credible strategic advisor to Directors, Chief Officers and Members on a range of financial issues.
Experience of the design, implementation and review of efficient business processes.
Substantial experience of using large computerised financial systems