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Finance Business Partner - Urban Innovation Centre - £40-47k

Finance Business Partner - Urban Innovation Centre - £40-47k

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Finance, IT & Facilities, Qualified, Finance & Accountancy

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £47000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Reynolds

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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A leading urban innovation not for profit organisation is seeking a Finance Business Partner for an exciting new role.

This represents a chance join a genuinely innovative and forward thinking organisation aimed at improving lives of people living in cities.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for building an effective link between Finance and the rest of the organisation, delivering strategic financial and commercial capability for the organisation, and for providing key financial analysis and information to project managers and budget holders to aid decision making. You will work as part of a small finance team as well as integrating with other departments within the business.

The role would best suit someone with 1-4 years post qualification experience, with a strong academic background and an inquisitive mindset.

Key Responsibilities:

-Work closely with the Finance and Project Management teams, as well as more widely across the organisation, to gather, analyse, and evaluate information on activities and projects

-Collate and review of monthly Project Finance reports, and partnering with project managers to ensure the expenditure and forecasts are accurate and reliable

-Develop and maintain a system of budget vs actual reports to inform budget holders and project managers analysis of trends and variances

-In conjunction with the Management Accountant produce monthly reports for inclusion in the Management Accounts, with particular attention to project finances and KPIs

-Work closely with Bid Developers to review new bids and contracts for financial accuracy, including correct financial treatment of income and expenditure, legal entity, VAT and overheads rates

-Assistance with the preparation of the annual budgets

-Provide support for external audits, including statutory audits and EU commissioned audits of projects

-Assistance with monthly journal input into SAP Business ByDesign

-Continuous improvement of the Finance Systems to support integrated accounting tools with SAP Business ByDesign

-Working with the Management Accountant to optimise efficient month end reporting


-Fully qualified from a recognised accounting body (ACCA, ACA, CIMA or equivalent) with 0-2 years post qualified experience

-The organisation will consider candidates looking to make their first move from Practice into Industry, as well as those who have been industry trained and are looking for their next step.

-Exceptional analytical skills with a proven ability to analyse and solve problems

-Must have strong financial acumen and an ability to grasp complex financial information

-Be able to demonstrate a pro-active and enthusiastic attitude, with good commercial accumen

-Experience of preparation of budgets and forecasts, and an ability to analyse a wide range and volume of information into reports for a range of key internal stakeholders

-Good understanding of the principles of VAT

-Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines while being flexible in a fast-paced organisaiton

-Solid experience of month and year end control account reconciliations and analysis

-Project, fund, grant or multi-divisional accounting experience (desirable)

-Prior business partnering experience with a range of external stakeholders (desirable)

-Experience of working with external auditors (desirable)

Please send your CV for consideration.