Finance Business Partner

Salary c£65,000
Contract type Fixed-term
Hours Full-time
Job Advert Description

We have an exciting fixed-term opportunity for an experienced Finance Business Partner join our Finance Department working in our Head Office in Camden for 18 months.  Working as part of a small team you will report to the Head of Finance Business Partnering.

You will provide Finance Business Partner support to One Direct, our internal maintenance service company and a wholly owned subsidiary of One Housing. 

As an experienced and professional Finance Business Partner you will be expected to forge solid working relationships with senior management and develop a business partnership service across the One Direct business.  You will have strong leadership and motivational skills to work across Finance and provide first class customer service and support.

You will be forward-thinking and excellent and building relationships across the group.  It is important that you have an in-depth understanding of the business and work closely with other departments to then use financial analysis to facilitate change.

Working with the business you will provide targeted, strategic insights based on analysis of operational performance, develop best practice for robust budgeting and forecasting and be a critical link between One Direct and the wider business.

Why work for us?

As well as providing a happy and enjoyable working environment, we offer fantastic learning and development opportunities and an attractive benefits package that includes: season ticket loan, discounts with over 1,200 retailers (including House of Fraser and Boots), cycle to work scheme, life assurance, defined contribution pension scheme, free eye tests, employee assistance programme and career breaks.

The Role

  • Work agilely to build partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams
  • Act as the first point of contact for all finance and accounting queries for the relevant part of the business
  • Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance
  • Providing analysis and deliver insight that links financial reports to business strategies
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
  • Work closely with the management accounting function to ensure timely, accurate, and useful financial information is provided to the business
  • Provide support to the business on any business projects with a financial impact
  • Work with the business to prepare annual and rolling budgets that provide value-for-money whilst delivering the required outcomes
  • Work with the business to ensure all budgeting and other financial deadlines are met
  • Work with the business to gather feedback and ensure continuous improvement in the service delivery of the finance department and look to continuously improve on processes and procedures offering value for money solutions.
  • Regularly review, with other departmental managers, information requirements and ensure service delivery is of the quality required for effective management, working with budget holders and senior staff to ensure that services and information are provided as agreed.
  • Work with the business to reforecast financial performance monthly and ensure these are uploaded by the management accounts team
  • Provide the business with any financial analysis including run-rates, impact of projects, opportunity cost analysis, impact assessments, or projects with a financial element. 
  • Work with the business to identify and measure annual and ongoing Value for Money savings
  • Provide the business with financial benchmarking and KPI information based on financial information provided by the management accounting team to take effecting key actions to ensure One Housing is competitive.
  • Work with the business to identify the impact and savings that will be delivered through the business transformation project, One Future
  • Assist in the preparation and the delivery of Statutory Reporting ensuring that all financial activities are conducted within the agreed time scales in time for the annual external audit and dealing with queries arising at the annual audit.
  • Prepare reports and attend Board meetings as necessary at the request of the Finance Director (Operations)

About You

You are a fully qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA) and should have experience of working as a Financial Business Partner, within a medium/large housing association.  Experience of maintenance is desirable.

You should have recent experience of budgeting, forecasting and critically analysing outputs. 

You should have strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills and have a ‘can do’ attitude as well as experience of delivering change.

About Us

One Housing helps people to live better by providing high quality homes and care across London and the South East. We manage approximately 16,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. We also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently.

We work hard to make a positive difference to our residents’ lives by promoting aspiration, independence and well-being through a range of training and support services.

We are delighted to join g15 and play our full part in helping to address the housing crisis in London.

Next Steps

One Housing values the diversity of our workforce and we welcome job applications from all parts of the communities which we serve.

If you feel you meet the desired skills and criteria for this role, please submit your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’, attaching a copy of your CV and providing a supporting summary.

Closing date: Friday 28 September