Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Strategic Finance Business Partner

Strategic Finance Business Partner

Location: London

Contract: Part-Time 0.6/0.8 FTE

Length: 3 months initial

Rate: £600 per day umbrella

*Hybrid Working Available - 1 day per week in office



Job Description

Service Care Finance are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in London for a Strategic Finance Business Partner on a temporary part-time basis.

The role is a job-share role and is a Financial Planning centred role that involves various work streams.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of the Medium-Term Financial Plan and take responsibility for ensuring the MTFP is underpinned by robust and accurate working papers

  • Lead and co-ordinate the creation of detailed budget estimates ensuring these are implemented and aligned to the published MTFP

  • Support the Head of Financial Planning & Business Partnering to prepare budget reports, analysis, and budget options for consideration by senior officers, Members and Council committees

  • Provide detailed analysis of grant settlements and other funding announcements, ensuring financial impact on the Council is assessed and communicated clearly to senior officers

  • Support the Head of Financial Planning & Business Partnering to align financial plans to other corporate policies and strategies including the corporate plan, and to develop a strong understanding of the Council's financial position and associated challenges across the Council and external stakeholders

  • Line management of one member of staff

Ideal Candidate

  • Qualified accountant (CCAB, CIPFA preferred) or have demonstrable equivalent experience of operating at that level.

  • Experience of working within a business partnering model and/or the ability to demonstrate an awareness of what is required to deliver the outcomes of the model.

  • Demonstrable experience of delivering strategic finance advice within a large and complex organisation and providing advice and challenge to budget holders, managers, and finance colleagues.

  • Experience of working in a strategic finance role, i.e.

    on the full budgetary cycle and consolidating in-year monitoring reports is desirable.

  • Great communication skills with the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.