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      Finance Business Partner

      Finance Business Partner, Central London – Up to GBP40,000, Arts Education
      A vibrant arts organisation based in South London is looking for a Finance Business Partner to join their busy finance function. The role is responsible for the management accounts, along with all budgeting and forecasting and partnering with all of the budget holders across the organisation. This position is perfect for a people-person that wants to be a presence in the wider business and gain valuable technical skills along the way. You must have solid management accounting and budgeting experience and be at least part qualified for the ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualifications.
      Key Responsibilities:
      · Build and maintain influential and collaborative relationships with managers, acting as an internal partner to support tactical and strategic business decisions and promote business improvements, value for money and cost reduction
      · Work with the Head of Finance & HR to enhance management reporting and undertake commercial analysis in order to identify opportunities to reduce our cost base and/or increase income
      · Monitor cash flow and prepare monthly cash flow forecasts
      · Provide accurate, reliable and timely financial information including monthly management accounts, termly forecasts, budget-holder reports and project reporting
      · Assist in the preparation of the annual budget, and the ongoing monitoring of actual and forecast financial performance
      · Work closely with the Development team to support the preparation of fundraising budgets, donor reporting and funds management, ensuring funds are correctly designated are restrictions are observed
      · Support the accurate and timely preparation of financial reporting for external bodies
      · Support the preparation and production of annual financial statements and subsequent audit
      · Oversee the effective operation of month end accounting processes and close
      · Take responsibility for the monthly or quarterly reconciliation of key balance sheet accounts
      · Review and authorise the weekly supplier payment run
      · Support Head of Finance in preparation of the quarterly VAT returns, in accordance with agreed partial exemption methodology
      · Support the implementation and development of finance systems
      · Ensure the timely administration and submission of employee and freelancer statutory reporting responsibilities including ongoing and year-end HMRC requirements and returns
      · Support the enhancement of an effective internal control environment
      · Ensure compliance with government, legislative, charity and internal policies and procedures
      Key Skills & Qualifications:
      · Part qualified or qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA accountant with experience in management accounts and budgeting
      · Excellent relationship building and effective engagement of stakeholders
      · Strong technical accounting skills
      · Ability to identify and create process efficiencies
      · Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate financial concepts to non-finance staff
      · Proactive and positive attitude and a team player