Senior Finance Business Partner

Job Details

North Northamptonshire Council are looking for an senior finance business partner to be responsible for supporting the reporting and monitoring of the capital programme and funding activities, providing technical support in relation to the treatment of capital activities. This role will also be involved in the year end close down and budget setting processing in relation to the activity within the capital programme. .


This post is in the Professional Accountancy Team which are responsible for:

• Closure of Accounts and the Production of the Statement of Accounts
• Treasury Management
• Capital Programme
• Collection Fund
• Strategic financial management
• Operational accountancy requirements
• Advice and support to budget managers
• Performance Management
• Driving of the efficiency agenda

1. As a member of the Strategic Finance Business Partners management team, contribute to the overall strategic and operational management of the provision of Financial Services to the Service, this will include the closure of the accounts and the production of the Statement of Accounts.

2. Manage, motivate and develop staff within the team, providing support to ensure that priorities are identified, objectives achieved and to enhance the overall level of performance and morale.

3. Ensure effective and ongoing implementation of the Council’s Performance Appraisal and Development Programme within the finance team.

4. Ensure that services perform their duties and functions in fulfilment of their financial statutory obligations, keeping abreast of the Councils changing legal obligations, mandates and responsible for ensuring relevant compliance with the Council’s Financial Procedure Rules and Financial Code.

5. To manage the provision of financial support on obtaining and securing financial resources including the assessment of business options, including interpreting/analysing complex financial and non-financial information.

6. Support the Strategic Finance Business Partner in designing and delivering bespoke financial training packages to Officers on the close down process.

7. Deliver Customer Satisfaction levels to support the Accountancy business plan and deliverables.

8. Support the closedown of the accounts schedule by reviewing processes and timescales to enable deadlines to be met.

9. To manage finance projects assigned by the Strategic Finance Business Partner.

10. To support the provision of financial direction and analysis to all Service and Support Directorates.

11. Deputise for the Strategic Finance Business Partner in their absence where appropriate.

13. Ensuring all financial controls are undertaken in a timely manner and supporting theStrategic Finance Business Partneron Balance Sheet Monitoring and reporting.

14. Support the Strategic Finance Business Partner on the timely and accurate production of reporting of financial performance and ensuring effective controls of the overall budget.

15. Support the Strategic Finance Business Partner on relevant compliance with the financial regulations and standing orders of the council

Support the Strategic Finance Business Partner in ensuring that the council has effective arrangements for internal financial controls and appropriate levels of financial governance


Payrate: £535 umbrella