Finance Business Partner
Salary: £49,930 - £57,543
Job Grade: Level 5 Zone 1
Work Location: Unit 1B, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ with opportunity for home/remote working
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 5th March 2023, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Employed by the London Borough of Camden the Finance Business Partner will be based in North London Waste Authority (NLWA), serving Camden and six other north London boroughs.
About the role
The finance team play in a significant role in ensuring the smooth running of the Authority, which has an operating budget of £77 million and a multi-year capital programme of £1.2billion. The Finance Business Partner role supports the business by ensuring the timely provision of financial management and advice to budget holders for both operational and project disciplines.
The post holder will support the Senior Finance Business partner by preparing budgets, forecasts and multi-year financial plans which are reported to Senior Managers and ultimately to Authority Members. These budgets and forecasts will support decision making across the Authority.
The Post holder will have responsibility for preparing the robust analysis of project and operational spend and ensure that all information provided to budget holders is accurate and reconciles with financial systems. This will include working with budget holders to ensure that accruals and other accounting adjustments are reviewed and challenged.
The Postholder will be responsible for developing and maintaining models to forecast future capital expenditure that will underpin cashflow requirements and borrowing costs. Each forecasting round, the levy model will be updated so that internal and external stakeholders can understand the forecast future levy requirements.
The Finance Business Partner will work closely with the project team to understand the assumptions that they have included in their internal forecasts and review estimated actual spend to review the assumptions relating to the level of accruals that have been included. This will be compared to the actual expenditure incurred to provide a feedback loop so that accuracy can be reviewed, and improvements can be recommended. A key output will be the preparation of management accounts for senior managers. This will include the identification of variances and, the preparation of a commentary after discussions with budget holders. The commentary will include mitigating actions that budget holders are putting in place.
The postholder will also work with budget holders and to ensure they have a clear understanding of financial requirements and processes, assist them by identifying variance to budget and forecasts, identifying mitigating actions where necessary.
You will be studying towards a CCAB qualification or equivalent (desirable) or have relevant experience and have experience of budgeting and financial processes within public sector organisations and be able to work with budget holders within the Authority to provide reports and financial advice.
You will be able to develop work-plans and timetables and communicate the deadlines to others to ensure that your timetables are adhered to.
You will have the ability to use spreadsheets to ensure that monitoring and reconciliation of financial transactions are completed, and reports are produced for budget holders.
You will have good communication skills, both written and verbal, be able to present complex financial information in an understandable way so that you can influence budget holders.
You will have the ability to create and interpret financial models.
For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.
Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations by exemplary planning, innovation and communication in managing north London’s waste.
We serve two million residents in seven boroughs and run communications and engagement campaigns to help them reduce their rubbish and recycle more. We campaign for government and industry action to reduce unnecessary single-use items, encourage reuse and repair and promote effective recycling.
To help tackle the climate emergency and to prevent rubbish going to landfill, we are building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country and modern recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark, through the North London Heat and Power Project.
Working for NLWA
The post-holder will work for NLWA and be based at NLWA’s office in Tottenham Hale but be employed by London Borough of Camden through whom NLWA staff are employed. The North London Heat and Power Project is located at Edmonton EcoPark.
Working for Camden
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Inclusion and Diversity
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