MOJ Internal Jobs – Lead Finance Business Partner

Website Ministry of Justice

Job Description:

As a Finance Business Partner, you will need to understand the prisons’ business and the way they operate in a prison environment. You will build trust with decision makers so that your advice is actively sought.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leadership – lead a small team of staff. Establish strong communications across the team and support and inspire staff to fulfil their potential as well as to deliver a highly effective service.
  • Your team will be geographically dispersed. As a senior member of the wider finance team, contribute to the ongoing development of the function, keeping an awareness of cross government financial management initiatives.
  • Critical friend to the business – you will feel confident to challenge and advise business colleagues on their spending plans and keep a focus on outcomes and business priorities.
  • Give advice to support decision making, encouraging options analysis and appropriate governance.
  • Use your insight to add value.
  • Stakeholder Engagement – develop and maintain strong partnerships with the Prison Group Directors and Prison Governors.
  • Help improve their financial awareness and provide accurate and credible advice on financial management and wider governance issues.
  • Actively contribute at business meetings and be proactive in looking for efficiency.
  • Financial management – co-ordinate of your business area’s annual financial planning activity and provide information and advice to support effective financial control in year.
  • Present and explain financial information clearly and offer advice to inform decision making.
  • Understand the cost drivers of the business and carry out analysis of information to improve efficiency and understanding.

Job Requirements:

  • Qualified under one of the main five Consultative Committees of Accounting Bodies [CCAB] i.e. ACCA; CIPFA; ICAEW; ICAI or ICAS, or CIMA, or actively working towards full qualification.
  • If you are not qualified, you MUST demonstrate in your application how you are progressing to full qualification and an estimated timescale for completion.
  • A strong track record in team leadership and developing high performing teams
  • An understanding of cross-government finance priorities, often using internal and external networks to gain insight
  • Strategic and commercial skills gained from working in, or together with, other specialist areas such as commercial, policy, IT, HR or delivery.
  • The ability to analyse and communicate complex financial information in a clear and understandable way
  • High credibility with senior colleagues and stakeholders and the ability to influence decision-making
  • Excellent financial management skills and a proven ability to apply them effectively

Job Details:

Company: Ministry of Justice

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Fortuneswell, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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