Finance Business Partner

Flexible – Chippenham

Salary – £46,000 – £51,000 per annum – depending on skills and experience

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Full Time

Closing Date – 19 August 2022

Interview Date – TBC

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord was created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives. Building Better Lives means that we exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care.

As a charitable housing provider, we provide over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people. We deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England. And we employ around 4,000 people.

We are committed to providing great homes and care, in a great neighbourhood, with great service.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Business Partner on a full time permanent basis to report in to our Head of Finance Business Partnering.

You will be responsible for delivering quality financial support to the Leadership Team throughout the Group through a business partnering approach.

You will ensure that timely and accurate financial information is clearly presented, explained, and effectively used to deliver the monthly reporting pack, annual budget, quarterly forecasts and longer-term strategic aims of the Group.

Within the role you will build a culture of financial support, scrutiny, and challenge by placing Finance Business Partners at the heart of decision making throughout the group. The role will be responsible for ensuring consistent financial support to all colleagues, with a strong reliance placed on the production of forecasts; with positive and adverse variances being clearly understood.

The Business Partnering team are the key interface with both internal and external parties, ensuring that the wider finance community can deliver the services required.

You will champion a truly customer-focused culture within Finance and support the function to be outward-looking and proactive in delivery of a high quality finance service to internal and external stakeholders alike.

About you

It is essential in this role , that you are a ACMA/ACCA/ACA qualified accountant with significant relevant experience.

You must be able to adjust to new business environments, be a fast learner and work with a broad range of staff in a wide-ranging business and culture; while adding value, seeing and implementing a better way of doing things, improve finance returns.

You will have evidence of achievement through effective performance management, service planning and target setting and have highly developed planning and time management skills, to achieve deadlines in a pressurised environment.

This role will require you to have strong presentation skills with verbal reasoning and comprehension with the ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a wide range of audiences.

It is also essential that you are a resilient negotiator and influencer, able to establish personal authority and credibility, work across boundaries including with industry leaders and build sustainable relationships at all levels.

Travel may be required for this role so it is essential that you have the flexibility and access to your own vehicle, with a clean driving license, to travel to the offices/sites required.

Benefits

In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquareAccord are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

GreenSquareAccord are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the `essential eligibility criteria` for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.

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