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Haringey Council - Business Partner - Finance

  • Location

    Haringey, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £500 per day + Inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    7 days ago

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The purpose of this role is to;

  • Ensure that Managers, Directors and Members, within a defined portfolio are provided with high quality strategic advice and direction on financial strategies, policy, standards, practices and legislative changes.
  • Pre-empt financial risks and issues, devise mitigations and solutions, and support the relevant service departments in the implementation of these.
  • Delivering a key role in support of the Head of Finance and Business Partnering in the Council's development of the Medium Term Financial Strategy, through advising, challenging and guiding senior colleagues across a portfolio; whilst ensuring that all the proposals comply with corporate policies and the Borough Plan.
  • Undertake longer term financial modelling and planning, ensuring that the Council benchmarks against the best in class in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Delivering effective management of the relevant team of accountancy professionals, acting as a mentor, providing excellent leadership, clear guidance on team priorities and ensuring that team members are adequately trained and adhere to continued professional development.

Main Responsibilities

  • To support the Head of Finance and Business Partnering across a defined portfolio of service finance areas, working with Directorate Management Teams.
  • In the absence of the Head of Finance, provide Finance Representation at Priority, Programme and Project Boards, including transformation boards.
  • Work with Senior Managers to determine policy responses to Legislative and Demographic Change.
  • Review Benchmarking Information and Identify Action Plans for Savings.
  • To support services in identification of funding sources for projects and preparation of bidding documentation.
  • Partnership working and negotiation with organisations such as the GLA and CCG including pooled budget arrangements.
  • Ensure Expenditure is in Line with Corporate Priorities and that budgets are set on this basis.
  • Ensure budget monitoring position is understood and mitigating corrective action taken where an overspend is projected.
  • High Level Understanding of Costs and Benefits of Alternative Delivery Options.
  • Clearance of certain Committee Reports / Provision of Finance Comments.
  • In the absence of the Head of Finance attend Committee meetings.

The ideal candidate will have worked in a similar role in the Public Sector.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.