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Finance Business Partner, Adults/Public Health

Sandwell Council, permanent, hybrid working

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: £48,682 - £51,791 per annum

Closing date: Friday 4 November

Interview date: week commencing Monday 28 November.

There has never been such an exciting time to work for Sandwell Council. This summer saw the opening of the new Aquatics Centre in the Borough which hosted the Commonwealth Games swimming events and November sees the opening of Harvest View the Council’s new flagship health and social care facility which will enable residents to return home after a hospital stay. The Council has an ambitious corporate transformation plan and finance sits at the heart of it.

The last year has seen the strengthening of the finance resource since the appointment of a new Director of Finance, with the focus on providing a structure with increased strategic finance resources to make a ‘step change’ in how the Council manages its financial resources. A key strand of this is the move to a business partnering approach with more engagement from budget holders and finance staff providing better analysis and strategic advice.

What we’re looking for

Sandwell is looking to recruit a Finance Business Partner – Adults/Public Health which reports to the Head of Finance Business Partnering People. The role alongside a colleague will be responsible for providing the finance business partnering service to the Adults and Public Health Departments.

About you

You will be a qualified accountant with experience of business partnering.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop the finance business partnering approach and work with the development of budget holders. A consistent and high quality standard of financial management across the organisation is the aim with the Council committed to ensuring all staff both finance and service managers are trained with the appropriate skills.

How to apply

Contact Andrew Barton at CIPFA-Penna

Phone: 07922 386 432