Finance Business Partner

settle
Letchworth
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description

We're settle, a resident-focused housing association. Working in communities across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and South Cambridgeshire, we provide more than 23,000 residents in over 10,000 households with a place to call home. There is something special about working here. It's in the values that shape us and the people that make us - us! And it's in caring not only about the work we do, but also how we do it. We put residents first. We know that everyone is different, so we ensure that we provide a service that is as individual as each resident.

Here at settle we are looking for a Finance Business Partner working with our Housing team. You will be responsible for the provision of technical accounting support to internal customers, ensuring that high-performance standards are met across all accounting and financial reporting-related aspects of the Business operations and that effective financial information, policies and planning systems are adhered to.

Requirements

Outline of Key Responsibilities...

  • Collaborate with other departments to align financial goals and strategies.
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports to stakeholders.
  • Analyse financial data and recommend actionable insights.
  • Lead the month-end financial close process.
  • Reconcile accounts, verify transactions, and prepare financial statements.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget for housing management.
  • Forecast revenue based on historical data, market trends, and business projections.
  • Monitor budget performance and recommend adjustments as needed.
  • Oversee payroll processes for housing management staff.
  • Monitor payroll expenses, benefits, and allowances.
  • Implement controls to prevent errors and ensure compliance.
  • Regularly reconcile balance sheet accounts.
  • Identify discrepancies and address them promptly.
  • Maintain financial integrity through effective controls.
  • Prepare for year-end financial reporting, audits, and compliance requirements.
  • Assist in closing out the financial year smoothly.
We are looking for someone who has...
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Communicate complex financial information to non-Finance colleagues.
  • Can work to deadlines
  • Find ways to improve efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Make decisions and know when to escalate matters
  • Assess and pre-empt information needs of the business
  • Maintain a good working relationship with internal customers
  • Methodical, organised, efficient and effective
  • Attention to detail
  • Intermediate excel skills
Benefits

In return, we are offering...
  • A competitive salary
  • Hybrid working role-dependant
  • Flexible working
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Annual Leave - 27 days per year increasing by length of service (up to 32 days)
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Local discounts
  • Mental health support and counselling sessions
"At settle we operate a no closing date policy and evaluate candidates upon application. Therefore please apply without delay."

Due to the nature of some of our roles involving work with vulnerable members of society, this post may be subject to a Basic Criminal Disclosure, which will be carried out when a conditional offer is made.

Please ensure you fully answer the questions on the application form.

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