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Finance Business Partner

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7 Sep 2022
Finance Business Partner Birmingham, West Midlands (with hybrid working) About Us Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible. We are currently looking for a Finance Business Partner to join our team in Birmingham where you will provide support, advice and challenge to the business on all areas of finance. You will liaise with and support decision making at all levels across the Commission. The Benefits - Salary of c£35,000 per annum - Civil service pension, with an employer contribution rate of 27.1% - Flexible working - Hybrid working, specific guidelines are to be agreed with line manager - 26 days holiday and option to buy up to five days extra annual leave Joining us means joining a dynamic, high-profile sector and being at the cutting edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people s lives. It also means joining an organisation that is inclusive, that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that. Your Role As a Finance Business Partner, you will meet regularly with budget holders to understand the needs of the business. You will actively support, advise and challenge to ensure the business is run effectively and will support decision making at all levels within the Commission. Your role will also involve: - Ensuring timely and accurate monitoring, analysing and reporting of financial information - Support the business through the business planning and budgeting process as well as regularly updating the forecast position. This also includes leading on the provision of short and medium-term financial modelling for their business areas - Provide support on returns to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), including spending review and in year budget review submissions - Support budget holders and procurement on navigating the processes for Cabinet Office spend approvals, DCMS / HMT conditions and annual value for money (VFM) performance review - Support and input into internal audit reviews on specific reviews for their business areas, or more widely on finance related topics - Support the interim and year end audits, providing information as required by other finance teams or by the National Audit Office (NAO) About You To be considered as a Finance Business Partner, you will need: - Part Qualified / QBE accountant - Previous successful delivery of management reporting - Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines with attention to detail - Good stakeholder management, including the ability to work with, challenge and support staff at all levels - Strong communication skills, including being able to explain financial information to non-financial staff - Good IT skills (particularly Excel) Experience in public sector accounting or Government accounting would be desirable. The closing date for this role is 25th September. PLEASE NOTE: incomplete applications will be discounted from short-listing. Please ensure your application is fully completed and submitted before logging out of your account. We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List. Other organisations may call this role Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant, QBE Accountant, Junior Accountant, Trainee Accountant or Civil Service Accountant. So, if you re looking to join a vital government organisation as a Finance Business Partner, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency
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  • Job Reference: 706061446-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: The Gambling Commission
    The Gambling Commission
  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent