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Finance Business Partner - Adults Social Care

Finance Business Partner - Adults Social Care

Posted 14 June by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Finance Business Partner - Adult Social Care & Commissioning

£43,421 - £49,498 (up to £55,737 with demonstrable experience)

Hybrid/Remote working potential


Your new company
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work. The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambitions for the City.
The finance team is at the heart of the council, and these roles will be leading and integrating the delivery of a range of financial services to add value, drive change and facilitate the ambitions of Southend-on-Sea.
Your new role
Southend City Council is seeking to recruit a Finance Business Partner to support the Adult Social Care and Commissioning team.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner for Adults and Communities, you will lead a small team of financial analysts delivering a comprehensive Financial Management and Business Partnering service. You will work closely with Directors and Heads of Service, to ensure that they make informed decisions that deliver better outcomes for the recipients of Adult services, within the context of affordability and value for money.
You will ideally have gained experience and a proven record of financial business partnering, supporting senior managers of services, including annual budget development, general ledger maintenance, year-end close down procedures, unit cost and activity analysis in a local government environment. However, experience in Adult Services is not essential.
You will also be working as part of a wider dedicated and focused financial management team, and you can expect the role to be dynamic and adaptable, responding to the current demands and challenges.
What you'll need to succeed
You must be a qualified accountant (CCAB) and have experience in a large or complex organisation, and strong technical skills.

A high level of EXCEL skills are crucial. You must be professional and confident in discussions with all members of the Council and external parties.Southend-on-Sea City Council is looking for people to drive positive change whilst delivering results, building great relationships within the organisation and delivering a first-class service to the senior team.
What you'll get in return
They are offering a competitive salary from £43,421 - £49,498 dependent on expertise. However, this role offers the opportunity for candidates with a broad depth of experience in relevant areas of the role to be offered from £50,512 - £55,737. For all successful candidates, a career development plan is in place to ensure there are opportunities to develop further.

You will be able to work in a flexible manner, whether remotely or office-based, dependent on your location. When joining Southend City Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. Minimum 25 days annual leave (rising with continuous Local Authority service) plus an excellent pension scheme. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the Southend Council-Hays website.


What you need to do now


Closing deadline 6th July

Interviews 17th - 19th July


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