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Head of Finance Business Partnering

Job Description

Head of Finance Business Partnering
Location: Greater London
Contract: Temporary (3 months initial)
Rate: £550-650 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP
*Mostly Remote Working*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in London for a Head of Finance Business Partnering to join the team on a temporary basis. The postholder will be responsible for leading and implementing the business partnering function for the Adults directorate and will act as a partner with the service leadership teams to develop, challenge and support service plans and project delivery whilst reporting on the operational performance for the business partnering team

Key Responsibilities

  • To proactively lead the financial advice and support within Business Partnering, particularly with reference to delivering savings and maximising service outcomes to residents.
  • To ensure that financial information is relevant and balanced and is received by decision-takers at the appropriate level and in the appropriate form.
  • To proactively identify areas of weak financial management, risks and pressures and to work with the relevant service to improve them.
  • Lead in providing strategic financial advice to enable services to deliver continuous improvement in line with corporate priorities and the Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy, encouraging services to always be looking several years ahead.
  • To lead, manage and motivate staff through excellent communication, professional guidance, support and development in accordance with the council's policies and procedures.
  • To collaborate with stakeholders to proactively identify areas where finance can add value, including in particular better use of financial data analytics.


  • CCAB/CIMA/CIPFA Qualified Accountant
  • Experience in a Senior Finance position within Local Authority, specifically Adults Finance is essential
  • Experience of managing large budgets, business planning, quality and performance management including formulating budgets and financial models.
  • Strategic financial management experience including delivery of a number of projects simultaneously
  • Staff management experience with a track record of high performing teams

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.