Finance Business Partner

  • Location

    Berkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Accounting & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £48000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abigail Furlong

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    AF - FBP - 2970_1562578237

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Startdate:




  • Work with the customer relations directorate to provide effective financial planning, reporting and analysis to support our decision making.
  • Ensure the organisation has accurate and timely financial information about its rents, service charges and other income for tenants and leaseholders (including shared owners).
  • Maintain and improve elements of our finance systems and housing management system as required to ensure accurate and useful information is provided in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Supervise rent and service charge accounting
  • Supervise and perform rent account reconciliations and other controls in Northgate
  • Manage interfaces between Northgate and other systems
  • Support the customer relations team in financial planning/budgeting/ forecasting
  • Support the customer relations team in monitoring and managing in-year income and spend including causal analysis and actions to be taken
  • Supervise and prepare balance sheet reconciliations including prepayments/accruals for customer relations income & cost centres
  • Provide reporting services from Northgate to meet internal analysis and external reporting requirements
  • Liaise with key external groups e.g. Housing Welfare Reform Group and Northgate User Group
  • Supervise the reconciliation of payments received
  • Prepare allocated elements of the annual report and financial accounts
  • Support the design and implementation of strategic improvement projects across the organisation
  • Ensure the organisation's financial regulations are complied with
  • Undertake such other work as determined by the organisation as being compatible with the responsibility levels of the post. This will include ad-hoc support for other colleagues within the finance and procurement team


  • Finance officer (rents)
  • Finance officer (service charges)


  • Experience of preparing financial plans, reports and analysis
  • Experience of leading teams
  • Experience of working at all levels across organisations
  • Experience of working in social housing or businesses with one of more similarities (e.g. physical asset-based, property development, property maintenance, regulated, charitable etc)
  • Excellent verbal, written and numerical communication skills
  • Strong digital skills, including experience of specialist finance systems and MS Office
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Approachable, friendly and with a commitment to delivering a high-quality experience for customers and colleagues
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change


  • CCAB qualified accountant
  • Driving license with own transport preferred

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