Finance Business Partner

Closing date: 
23 May 2017
Location: Northern Ireland / Belfast

How we work:

We are part of a wider finance team in Action for Children, but our role is to be out and about, supporting services on the ground. Our job is to use our skills and expertise, build networks of relationships and work in collaboration with other teams in order to help services and Action for Children as a whole achieve their goal - to be always there for the most vulnerable children and young people, helping them break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential.

Our team provide support to all services across Northern Ireland, with commercial support provided elsewhere, as necessary. Our main tasks are: budgeting, forecasting, monthly accounting, external and internal reporting, pricing up new commercial initiatives, contract management, fostering strong working relationships with Operational counterparts by providing support and advice.

How you'll make a difference:

As the Finance Business Partner you will provide proactive high quality, accurate and timely financial and commercial services to budget holders and their supporting teams, and engage with commissioners and other external stakeholders to support effective and efficient contract management. In your role as the Finance Business Partner you will be working flexibly visiting services across Northern Ireland, but with regular presence in the Belfast office. Your role will also involve regular attendance at wider finance team meetings in Watford and other locations. Your main duties will be to provide timely and accurate forecasting and financial expertise for your assigned portfolio and deliver reports identifying variances, risks & opportunities. You will communicate with services and Budget Holders on a regular basis to ensure that existing and new procedures and processes are understood and followed.

Please note: this is a part-time post working 17.5 hours a week.

What you'll need:

Minimum Qualification: Part Qualified, related qualification or studying towards a finance qualification or to demonstrate significant levels of experience.

Mobility: driving licence / access to suitable method of transport as there will be regular travel across Northern Ireland as necessary and occasional travel to other locations in the UK

Skills required: Good written, verbal, communication and presentation skills, excellent spreadsheet/IT promote best practice.

IT skills - expected: advance Excel and other Microsoft Office suite applications (Word, PowerPoint); preferred: Office365, SharePoint, Salesforce, TM1 and Open Accounts.

Job Reference: RS101591