Finance Business Partner


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

02 Apr 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: PO8
Salary: £58,209 – £61,491 per annum
Full Time, Permanent (36 Hours per week)
3 positions needed
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd April 2023
Interviews: To be confirmed

About Haringey

Haringey is a large London Borough with real ambition and a strong direction as set out in our borough plan and demonstrated by our goal of creating 1,000 new council homes. We are a hugely diverse and vibrant place where you can feel the energy and pride as soon as you set foot here.

Our finance service is an intrinsic part of how the Council operates and we are looking for a talented and aspiring individual to develop their career with us and be a key part of our collaborative culture.

This senior role will see you playing an instrumental part in delivering our bold future. It’s a rare chance to act as financial lead on large-scale, high-risk projects that’ll define the future of Haringey.

  • You’ll work with your designated service areas to identify savings, while overseeing the delivery of our medium-term financial strategy. You’ll also offer expert financial advice to directors, assistant directors, and elected members – advising on the financial impact of legislative change.
  • A qualified CCAB accountant, you’ll be experienced in managing large scale and complex finance issues. You’ll be proactive, understand and help drive best practice and continuous improvement.
  • You’ll have the expertise to understand and investigate complex service delivery within a challenging and political environment. An ambassador for Haringey and the Finance function, you’ll be skilled in building relationships with high-level internal and external stakeholders.
  • It is important to us that we attract a diverse group of talented, aspiring and politically astute individuals with the right experience. If you are ready for your next career move and you share our values of being “Human, Ambitious, Professional, Accountable”, then Haringey is the place for you.

About the Role

  • 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.

About the Team

Management of the relevant team of accountancy professionals (up to 5 Staff)

About You

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification or extensive relevant experience
  • Membership of appropriate professional body by examination e.g. CIPFA, or other CCAB body; plus evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work with high level internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement in delivering service and Council aims and objectives


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