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Finance Business Partner

Job Description

Finance Business Partner
Location: West Yorkshire
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £48,069 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Sector: Local Government
*Hybrid Working*

Job Description
Service Care Finance are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in West Yorkshire for a Finance Business Partner to join the team on a permanent basis. The postholder will provide financial information, tools, analysis and insight to colleagues from across the organisation, challenging their thinking, helping them make more informed decisions and driving organisational strategy.

Main Responsibilities

  • Providing analysis and insight to Directorates that reflect business performance
  • Evidencing and presenting sound interpretations of the financial implications of achieving organisational and Directorate outcomes
  • Exploring future financial opportunities for Directorates through scenario planning and business cases
  • Building strong partnerships with Directorates that support financial accountability and clear control over the financial levers of organisational performance
  • Providing financial advice to Directorates, including the allocation of resource and how short to medium term objectives can be aligned and affordable within available resources
  • Financial evaluation of options for implementing Directorates plans to best achieve desired outcomes
  • Leading the monthly management accounts, annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting process for relevant Directorates, ensuring clear links are made to the business planning process, resources are focussed on driving performance and ensuring synergy with other Directorates
  • Monitoring and providing insight and advice on the financial performance of a complex portfolio of funding programmes
  • Providing expertise and advice to Directorates on financial matters to drive performance

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of managing complex financial processes with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of monthly management accounts, budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience within Local Government/Public Sector preferred
  • Great communication skills with the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team


  • Competitive Salary
  • 28 days Annual Leave (increasing upon years of service) plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Travel on rail and buses across West Yorkshire with the M-Card (Zones 1-5)
  • Flexible Working Practices with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

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.