Strategic Finance Business Partner

Royal Borough of Kingston

If you are looking for career progression, your work to have variety and meaning whilst you engage in some truly unique and engaging projects… we’d love to hear from you!

At Royal Borough of Kingston you will be part of an authority with some very exciting work and projects happening – for instance, the largest housing regeneration programme ever delivered in Kingston. They have an ambitious and aspiring vision covering four key priorities: Greener, Fairer, Safer and Together. By 2027 they want to be a greener and more sustainable borough, on track to meet net zero carbon targets. They will aim for children and young people to have a fairer start in life and residents are supported when needed. The borough to remain safe, well maintained and resilient to communities can thrive and prosper. Finally, working together they will have strong relationships with partners and working together with communities to achieve shared goals.

There are currently two vacancies on offer to you, which will be within one of these directorates: ‘Adults & Health’, ‘Place’ or ‘Corporate and Communities’.

Kingston offers a very flexible hybrid working environment.

What will you do?

Supporting the Head of Financial Planning & Business Partnering, you will lead and manage the provision of business partner support to your specific directorate, ensuring team resources are targeted towards managing key financial risk and opportunities.

You will also support one or more Council Directors to play their part in protecting the financial health and ultimately success of the Council, delivering robust management of their service areas.

You will prepare budgets, reports, analysis and budget options as well as assessing the financial impact of new legislation when required.

An important part of the role will be to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external whilst also working collaboratively with other Strategic Finance Business Partners.

What will the role require?

In order to be successful in this role you will have completed a relevant professional qualification (CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA) and ideally have experienced of working within a business partnering model or at least the ability to demonstrate what is required to deliver outcomes of this model.

Although experience in a local authority setting is advantageous, applications from the wider Public Sector or Private sector are also encouraged.

It is essential you have experience working alongside senior managers within a senior finance team that is customer focused whilst delivering strategic finance advice in a large and complex organisation.

You can find out more information about the roles, the Council and how to apply here Kingston. For a confidential discussion or for help with the application please contact one of our consultants at Ivy Rock Partners Will Thomson on 07392653878  or Will Ryan 07909030965

The closing date is Monday 2nd October.

We’d love to hear from you.

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