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Finance Business Partner

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  • Sector:

    Not for Profit

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  • Salary:

    £42500.00 - £48300.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matthew Dowson

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  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    17 July 2024

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  • Consultant:

    Matthew Dowson

We are delighted to be exclusively working with The Pioneer Group in Castle Vale, Birmingham to recruit a Finance Business Partner. This exciting role is offering £42,527.36 (rising to £48,326.55 after probation period), and 29 days annual leave, plus public holidays.

The Pioneer Group, based in Castle Vale, Birmingham, is a partnership of organisations who have come together to enable people and communities to be the best they can be. They use their years of collective regeneration expertise to help people and communities flourish in an ever-changing social and economic landscape.

Working closely with other local partners, service providers and stakeholders, they deliver community-driven, bespoke traditional and non-traditional housing solutions, and essential support services such as youth, family support, health and employment.

Vision: Making Lives and Communities Better.

Mission: As an anchor organisation use their Group strength to provide great homes and help build resilient communities where people can thrive.

Values: Community, Respect, Empower and Together.

The Finance Business Partner will lead on providing an excellent management accounts/financial business partner service, ensuring that the Pioneer Group makes strong financial decisions based on accurate and timely financial information. The Finance Business Partner will also be required to:

  • Support the finance team and budget holders in the delivery of robust and accurate financial information for the Group.
  • Provide budget holders with robust financial information and analysis to support bids for new income, procurement, and changes in staffing or service provision.
  • Act as financial business partner to budget holders, supporting them with training and analysis to ensure a good level of financial management exists across the organisation.
  • Assist the annual budget setting process for the group.
  • Support the Assistant Finance Business Partner, with development and guidance.
  • Prioritise own work to fit in with monthly closedown and reporting timetables.
  • Participate in regular one-to-one supervision with line manager and in Pioneer Group Performance Review Scheme.
  • Undertake learning and development activities, including attending training events and away days.
  • Ensure strong budgetary control and compliance with Financial Regulations exists across the organisation.
  • Responsible for the safe use, storage and maintenance of equipment associated with own job.
  • Work within Pioneer Group policies and procedures, the law and best practice, and Audit Commission Regulatory Frameworks relevant to role.
  • Provide supporting information to assist with regulatory returns.
  • Work in accordance with health and safety rules including reporting and recording any health and safety incident or accident.

Finance Business Partner:

  • Be at least part-qualified (CGMA (CIMA)/ACCA/CIPFA/ICAEW or equivalent).
  • Have significant experience in a similar role.
  • Have a high degree of numeracy with the ability to produce financial work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office (or equivalent) e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Be able to use specialist financial / accounting software, ideally Open Accounts.
  • Be able to coordinate own workload within tight deadlines.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt style to meet the needs of the recipient, explaining issues clearly and in plain language.
  • Be able to analyse complex financial information, identify issues and take action.
  • Experience of a housing association or a similar not-for-profit organisation would be an advantage.

  • £42,527.36 (rising to £48,326.55 after probation period).
  • 29 days basic annual leave (full time) + Bank Holidays.
  • Auto Enrolment Defined Contribution (5% Employee / 5% Employer) OR
  • Option to Salary Sacrifice OR
  • Defined Benefit Scheme (approximately 19.75% Employee / approximately 13.75% Employer).
  • A commitment to safety and well being including access to a Bupa Health Cash Plan which provides discounts on gym membership, sports equipment and days out, as well as reimbursement on NHS prescription charges, eye tests, dental care and physiotherapy.
  • A commitment to work life balance through their Agile/flexible working principles.
  • Family Friendly policy with enhanced benefits.
  • Learning and Development opportunities.
  • Internal coaching and mentoring opportunities.
  • Staff social events.
  • Free parking at Castle Vale, Birmingham office.

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.