London/ Finance Business Partner/ The Careers & Enterprise Company

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  • Exciting Government backed start-up in Central London
  • Seeking a qualified accountant who is looking for the next step in their career
About Our Client

The Careers & Enterprise Company was announced by Nicky Morgan in December 2014 with £20m of initial government funding. It has been set up to play an umbrella, coordinating role in the confusing landscape of careers and enterprise, supporting schools and colleges across England (age 12-18). Its role is to inspire and prepare young people for the fast changing world of work. Christine Hodgson, chairman of Capgemini, was named as chairman and it was established as a CIC, independent of government. Other board members include Lord Young, former Enterprise Adviser to the Prime Minister, Steve Holliday, Chief Executive of National Grid plc, Brian Lightman, General Secretary of ASCL and Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE, Vice President of Business in the Community and Special Adviser to The Prince's Charities. The company is led by Claudia Harris, CEO and former partner at McKinsey.

In January of this year the Prime Minister announced the company will also coordinate a nationwide campaign to increase mentoring of unengaged 13/14 year olds. He also announced a total 'envelope' of £70m for careers and enterprise over this parliament, primarily for the company.

Job Description

The Finance Business Partner will lead on planning and performance reporting and build excellent relationships with the heads of department stakeholders - providing true value to the business.
  • To act as a key business partner and provide value add decision support and insight
  • Build strong relationships with department heads becoming key to financial decision-making
  • Develop a Reporting Framework to support performance management in the business
  • Manage and prepare monthly and quarterly reporting to the Board and Department
  • Lead on annual planning round and quarterly forecasting
  • Provide analysis support and key link of money with programme KPIs and milestones
  • Undertake analysis of new initiatives to ensure appropriate return on investment and realistic goals
  • Analyses problems thoroughly and makes good timely decisions
Support commercial projects including the Investment Fund and grant funding for the Enterprise Advisor Network

The Successful Applicant

Qualifications & Experience Required:
  • Fully qualified accountant with strong business partnering experience, supporting senior stakeholders.
  • We will consider candidates from both private and public sector backgrounds
Skills & Our Core Competencies:
  • Collaborative and good at building relationships. Working with colleagues across all areas of the organisation and beyond to achieve one mission.
  • An excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills, confident working with individuals at all levels.
  • Analytical, creative and strategic; a strong problem solver and commercial thinker.
Good at influencing, driving impact and implementing change

What's on Offer

A competitive salary and package is on offer for the successful candidate.

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